Hill Dickinson boosts London shipping team with new partner hire

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International law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed partner Siiri Duddington to join its expanding shipping team.

Formerly a partner at Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC), Ms Duddington spent six years at the firm advising on a wide range of dry shipping, trade and insurance litigation, acting principally for owners, charterers, P&I clubs, traders and insurers.

She has extensive experience in commercial contracts disputes involving charterparty, bill of lading, MOA, COA, pooling agreements, marine insurance and sale contracts, as well as shipbuilding and rig disputes. She is regularly involved in running large-scale litigation and arbitration, often with multi-jurisdictional issues. Ms Duddington has particular expertise in insurance coverage disputes, largely acting for P&I clubs and insurers.

She will be based in the firm’s Broadgate Tower, London office, joining former colleague Julian Clark, who was appointed Hill Dickinson’s global head of shipping last year.

Welcoming Ms Duddington to the team, Mr Clark said: “I am absolutely delighted to be working once more with such a dedicated and internationally recognised lawyer. Siiri joins the new and expanding shipping team and will further bolster our ability to provide the very best and cost effective legal solutions for our clients.”

Ms Duddington added: “I look forward to joining Hill Dickinson at a time when the firm and its shipping team in particular, is re-positioning itself strategically, and investing considerably in its services in order to offer clients personalised and exceptional expertise, both locally and globally.”

Hill Dickinson’s renowned shipping practice operates out of offices in London, Liverpool, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong and receives instructions from the full spectrum of those involved in the maritime industry including ship owners, charterers, shipyards, P&I clubs, port and terminal operators, underwriters and traders.