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Tom has broad experience of advising clients in relation to both contentious and non-contentious issues arising from the shipping, trade and marine insurance industries.
Tom specialises in all aspects of contentious shipping, road transport (CMR) and international trade work, including charterparty disputes, cargo claims and marine insurance issues. He regularly deals with complex disputes, involving both arbitration and High Court proceedings. His experience includes advising clients in relation to claims arising from the shipment, storage and insurance of commodities, and, as well as LMAA and LCIA proceedings, Tom has dealt with arbitrations arising under the FOSFA and GAFTA rules.
Tom also has experience of assisting clients with the contracts required by their businesses. He has experience of drafting distribution and agency agreements, charterparties and other forms of contract with a transport or wider commercial theme.
Before joining the firm, Tom worked in the claims department of a P&I insurer in the City, and he maintains a particular interest in issues arising from the marine insurance industry. He qualified as a Solicitor in September 2012.
Tom is based at our Ipswich office.
Tom is recommended and named as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. In this edition, a client notes “Tom Hodges and Alex Davey are straightforward, no nonsense approach with the focus on swift practical solutions in the best interest of the client.”
In the previous edition, sources said “Tom Hodges fully understands the flexibility of my remit, and is happy to promtly involve colleagues at higher or lower levels as necessary.”
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Tom Hodges and Alex Davey are straightforward, no nonsense approach with the focus on swift practical solutions in the best interest of the client.
Legal 500 [UK 2024]