UK

Peter Jackson : Director CEO

Peter Jackson

Director CEO

+44 (0)7887 822686

peter.jackson@daviesjohnson.com

Following a career in the police force in his native Newcastle, Peter studied law at Durham University before joining a leading marine liability mutual. He joined Thomas Miller in 1995 and became an Area Director of the UK P&I Club, before creating Thomas Miller Claims Management in 2007 and taking up the post of CEO. Peter led the development of Davies Johnson as its CEO, overseeing its opening in 2015.

Patrick Bond : Director - Head of Legal

Patrick Bond

Director - Head of Legal

+44 (0)7889 654576

patrick.bond@daviesjohnson.com

After an active career in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Patrick spent several years in the offshore supply sector before qualifying as a solicitor with a major UK marine firm. After working with a leading marine liability mutual, Patrick started a successful claims and casualty management company, handling caseloads for both the mutual and commercial markets and working on several high-profile casualties, before joining Thomas Miller in 2007. He is the Head of Legal Practice for Davies Johnson and is also an accredited Mediator.

Charles Patterson : Solicitor – Legal Director

Charles Patterson

Solicitor – Legal Director

+44 (0)7843 280647

charles.patterson@daviesjohnson.com

Having obtained his first degree, Charles spent five years working on square rig vessels and superyachts worldwide. Qualifying as a solicitor in 2003, Charles has built a broad practice of both contentious and non-contentious work. He has acted in major litigation and arbitration for leading P&I Clubs and commercial insurers, on behalf of shipowners, charterers and commodities traders, as well as handling sale, purchase and boatyard transactions for sailing and large yacht owners.

Paul Hughes : Senior Solicitor

Paul Hughes

Senior Solicitor

+44 (0)7388 852607

paul.hughes@daviesjohnson.com

Paul joined TM Law in 2018, bringing over 25 years’ experience of handling personal injury claims and insurance disputes on behalf of insurers, corporate clients, government agencies and local authorities. His experience includes EL, PL, transport., logistics, motor and industrial disease claims, as well as policy coverage issues. He has handled a number of high-profile matters including complex, catastrophic and psychiatric injury, and costs disputes. He is a qualified Mediator and was a member of the Law Society’s Civil Justice Committee.

Andrew Fox : Solicitor – Legal Director

Andrew Fox

Solicitor – Legal Director

+44 (0)7710 251793

andrew.fox@daviesjohnson.com

Andrew’s career in shipping started with several years in the operation and management of dry bulk, container and tanker vessels, taking him to Liverpool, London, Piraeus, Bermuda and the Isle of Man. After switching to law in 1991, Andrew qualified first as a barrister, and then as a solicitor with Davies Johnson in Plymouth. He has long experience of all classes of shipping work, particularly P&I, FD&D, collision and salvage work, as well as international trade. Andrew has acted successfully in the Supreme Court and has been involved in numerous high-profile arbitrations.

Simon Church : Solicitor

Simon Church

Solicitor

+44 (0)7919 576293

simon.church@daviesjohnson.com

Simon is an experienced shipping and insurance litigator admitted in London and Hong Kong. He  qualified in England in 1994 and Hong Kong in 1996 with a major international marine firm, and has handled a variety of complex litigation in shipping, international trade and professional indemnity. Simon spent  a year studying at Beijing Normal University and a further year in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, and speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese.

Nico Saunders : Solicitor

Nico Saunders

Solicitor

+44 (0)7771 335 196

nico.saunders@daviesjohnson.com

Nico has 10 years’ experience in shipping law, having worked in Paris and London before joining TM Law in 2016 from a leading London shipping firm. Nico handles a wide range of P&I and FD&D matters, in arbitration and High Court, for owners, charterers, freight forwarders and their insurers. He speaks fluent French and is a member of the French Maritime Law Association.

Iain Butterworth : Solicitor

Iain Butterworth

Solicitor

+44 (0)7508 986735

iain.butterworth@daviesjohnson.com

Iain qualified as a solicitor in 2003, following a long career at sea which saw him rise to the rank of Chief Engineer. As one of very few Chief Engineers to move into legal practice, Iain is uniquely placed to guide ship owners and underwriters on casualties, equipment failures and other technical claims. He has attended several high-profile casualties and acts as an expert witness on marine technical matters.

Alan Storey : Solicitor

Alan Storey

Solicitor

+44 (0)7920 846532

alan.storey@daviesjohnson.com

Alan qualified as a solicitor in 1992, and has specialised in complex injury and occupational disease litigation for over twenty years.
Based in Newcastle, Alan leads our occupational disease team as well as providing legal advice on employer,public, travel and motor claims, and general commercial litigation.

Howard Quinlivan : Solicitor Advocate

Howard Quinlivan

Solicitor Advocate

+44 (0) 7827937270

howard.quinlivan@daviesjohnson.com

Howard gained an LLB in Law, followed by an LLM in E-commerce and International Banking Law. He was admitted as a Solicitor in 2008 and as a Solicitor Advocate (Civil Higher Rights Qualification) in 2010 Howard is instructed by P&I Clubs and commercial insurers, concentrating on marine casualties, injuries/fatalities and regulatory matters including MCA and HSE prosecutions. He also advises the fishing and yacht sectors in actions involving the MMO, MCA, MAIB, Defra and EA.

A keen sailor, surfer & volunteer crew for the Disabled Sailing Association, he has completed the RYA / MCA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore (Theory) and New Entrant Fishing Qualifications, Safety at Sea and First Aid courses.

Fiona Chapman : Chartered Legal Executive

Fiona Chapman

Chartered Legal Executive

+44 (0) 7717 498373

fiona.chapman@daviesjohnson.com

Fiona is a Chartered legal executive, specialising in injury and occupational disease claims. Based in Newcastle, Fiona handles caseloads for EL and PL insurers, run-off vehicles facing long-tailed legacy liabilities, and commercial operators in the industrial, transport and logistics sectors. Fiona also specialises in cross-border claims, handling matters in Scotland and Northern Ireland at the pre-litigation level.

Chris Smith : Solicitor

Chris Smith

Solicitor

+44 (0)1661 864521

chris.smith@daviesjohnson.com

Chris has nearly a decade of experience in defendant personal injury work for transport operators and EL, PL and motor insurers. He has a particular interest in the application of QOCS in personal injury claims and has achieved several notable successes in defeating fraudulent claims. A former Special Constable, Chris is also a Justice of the Peace and a law lecturer, and is heavily involved in youth work and legal education.

Stephen Hunt : Operations Director

Stephen Hunt

Operations Director

+44 (0)7919 101485

stephen.hunt@daviesjohnson.com

A Maritime Studies graduate from Cardiff University, Stephen worked in engineering and telecoms in the UK and Australia before joining Thomas Miller in in 2003. After six years with the UK P&I Club, Stephen joined Thomas Miller Claims Management in 2008 and was appointed Director in 2013.  He has been a Director of Davies Johnson since 2015.

Henry Stockley : Trainee Lawyer

Henry Stockley

Trainee Lawyer

+44 (0)1752 226020

henry.stockley@daviesjohnson.com

Henry joined Thomas Miller Law in September 2018 as a Trainee Solicitor. Henry has completed placements at a leading International Group P&I Club and a ship-owner in the Middle East. As a ship-owner, he became a key member of the legal team, collaborating with several departments, technical, safety, procurement and insurance. Prior to this, Henry worked for an international shipbroker in London, helping to review shipbuilding contracts and facility agreements. Henry has an LLM in Public International Law from Queen Mary University of London, where he was awarded with the highest overall grade in the year.


Specialist Advisers

Stephen Mooney : Maritime Operations

Stephen Mooney

Maritime Operations

+44 (0)7543 301070

office@daviesjohnson.com

Stephen has over thirty years shipping experience which started in the dry bulk sector. Ten years ago he moved onto the commercial desk of a British shipowner dealing with a wide variety of matters including charter party, bill of lading and cargo issues. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in 2002 and more recently read for a degree in Maritime Law, followed by a Master's degree in International Trade Law at Northumbria University.

Adèle Warchester : Consultant Compliance Director

Adèle Warchester

Consultant Compliance Director

+44 (0)7709 404519

adele.warchester@daviesjohnson.com

Adèle qualified as a solicitor in 1977 and brings with her a wealth of experience in risk and professional compliance.  As a former Managing Partner, she has, in the past, taken responsibility for quality, client care and business/risk management and now advises Davies Johnson on all these aspects.

She has lectured widely to the profession and is also a consultant for the Law Society's Risk and Compliance Service and a Lexcel accredited consultant.

She also advise firms on the optimum structure for their development and future growth and undertakes regulatory due diligence checks for those involved in the legal sector.

 

Dr Nicholas Wilkes : Medico-Legal

Dr Nicholas Wilkes

Medico-Legal

+44 (0)7920 181724

office@daviesjohnson.com

Nick studied medicine at London University and, after qualifying, spent 10 years as a junior hospital doctor, predominantly in the North East of England, before reading law at Newcastle University. Admitted as a solicitor in 1998 he practised for 15 years in the field of clinical negligence at two leading law firms in Newcastle. Nicholas is a member of The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the Newcastle upon Tyne Incorporated Law Society.


Finance & Support

Stephen Armstrong : Financial Controller - UK

Stephen Armstrong

Financial Controller - UK

+44 (0)1661 864 521

stephen.armstrong@daviesjohnson.com

Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009. After working in a leading Newcastle accountancy practice, Stephen joined Davies Johnson in 2017.

Sue Rowley : Practice Manager

Sue Rowley

Practice Manager

+44 (0)1752 226020

sue.rowley@daviesjohnson.com

Katherine Pulley : Administrator

Katherine Pulley

Administrator

+44 (0)1752 226020

katherine.pulley@daviesjohnson.com

Kathy Lingard : Administrator

Kathy Lingard

Administrator

+44 (0)1752 226020

kathy.lingard@daviesjohnson.com