Philippa joined LA Marine as a partner in 2021. Philippa previously qualified and worked for almost 10 years at one of the leading specialist shipping law firms in London, including 3 years in their Shanghai office, before moving to a leading P&I Club where she became a Senior Claims Director specialising in Freight, Demurrage & Defence.
Philippa has a strong background in commercial shipping, with a focus on charterparty and other contractual disputes, and has advised many international, high-profile companies on a wide range of issues. Philippa also now works closely with the leisure marine and superyacht sectors, providing advice on contentious, non-contentious and regulatory matters.
Philippa’s P&I Club background and experience of working closely with shipowners and operators enables her to provide quick, commercial and practical advice that is focused on the business needs of her clients. She also has a particular interest in East Asia, having a BA in Mandarin, spent several years living and working in Shanghai and the last few years working with the Japanese market.
Philippa is a Supporting Member of the LMAA and is regularly involved in events and projects for industry bodies such as LSLC, YMP, WISTA and BIMCO.