Paul Haworth

Legal Director


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Paul joined Birketts in 2017. He is a Legal Director in our Shipping and International Trade Team.

Paul is experienced in all aspects of shipping law, having previously been a Partner at a niche shipping law firm in London. He has a particular specialism in LOF salvages and acts for salvors as well as P&I Clubs.

Paul regularly advises on 'dry' charterparty disputes such as unsafe ports and stevedore damage, and has carried out numerous collision investigations.

Paul is based at our Ipswich office.

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Prior to joining Birketts, Paul was a Master Mariner who had sailed as Captain before coming ashore and qualifying as a Solicitor in September 2009. He is one of only a handful of London shipping lawyers to have sailed as a Captain and be legally qualified.

He spent 16 years at sea sailing on gas carriers, cruise ships, Ro-Ros and on a variety of vessels in the offshore sector, and sailed as Captain on DP Class 2 vessels.