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Qualified England and Wales, 2020 Education (University) University of Westminster LLB Languages English, French, Spanish
Hannah is an Associate in the firm’s shipping practice where she specialises in high-value and complex disputes in the maritime sector.
With a background in both dry shipping and superyacht matters, Hannah has experience in advising a broad range of clients.
Throughout her career, Hannah has advised on a wide range of contentious matters, acting for clients in both high court proceedings, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution methods.
Hannah regularly advises clients on contractual disputes, with a focus on shipbuilding contracts, refit contracts, warranty issues, and charterparties; both in shipping and yachting.
In addition to her contentious work, Hannah also regularly advises on non-contentious matters, particularly in relation to sales and purchases, new builds and refits.
My matter highlights
- Acting for the Owner of a 92 metre superyacht in a LMAA arbitration in relation to a warranty issue with the superyacht’s paint system.
- Acting for the Buyer in an ad hoc arbitration concerning the cancellation of a MYBA MOA.
- Acting for the Owner in a LMAA arbitration in relation to a dispute with a refit yard concerning works to be covered under warranty.
- Acting for the Lessor in the Commercial Court in relation to an Aircraft Lease to Purchase Agreement.
My recent publications
News / Court of Appeal considers GAFTA Default Clause and damages for non-acceptance
07-02-2023 / Commodities & Trade
The Court of Appeal has considered, for the first time, the correct method of assessing damages in accordance with Default Clause 25(c) of GAFTA Contract No.24. In doing so, the Court of Appeal emphasised the compensatory principle underlying the award of damages under English law.
News / Court rejects jurisdictional challenge in petroleum dispute
18-02-2022 / Commodities & Trade
Addax Energy S.A. v. Petro Trade Inc.  EWHC 237 (Comm) In a dispute arising out of the supply of petroleum products, the English Court has dismissed a challenge to its jurisdiction, finding that the claimant supplier had a good arguable case that an English jurisdiction clause was incorporated into an alleged oral agreement by way of course of dealing. In doing so, the Court confirmed that the evidence required to establish a course of dealing need not be extensive or consistent to meet the relevant legal test.
News / Fire at the Ferretti Shipyard – the destruction of a yacht under construction
10-02-2022 / Yachts & Superyachts
On 11 January 2022, a fire broke out at Ferretti Shipyard in Cattolica, Italy, reportedly causing the total loss of a 30-metre yacht under construction, which was close to completion. Fortunately, it is understood that no one was injured.