C Solutions Ltd Announces Senior Appointment in London, UK
International legal and claims consultants C Solutions Ltd today announced the appointment of Laurence McFadyen as Senior Legal Consultant.
He will work alongside members of the firm’s global shipping team, assisting clients in particular with the investigation and management of maritime casualties and in relation to charterparty, bill of lading and cargo claims.
Laurence joins from his role as partner at Sach Solicitors. Before qualifying as a solicitor, he spent 14 years at sea serving on a variety of ship types, including bulkers and tankers with Ocean Fleets, moving to offshore supply vessels and anchor handlers in the North Sea. Coming ashore, he gained a First Class Honours degree in Nautical Studies and then worked as a claims executive at the West of England and Skuld P&I Clubs. Laurence is currently completing the necessary courses and sea time required by the MCA to revalidate his certificate of competency, giving him hands on experience of the latest electronic ship systems.
Chris Beesley, Chief Executive Officer of C Solutions Ltd said: “I am very pleased to welcome Laurence to the firm. He brings a wealth of expertise, combining his experience as a mariner with a legal practice advising ship owners, managers, insurers and P&I Clubs on the full range of wet and dry shipping issues. Our team has grown rapidly this year, with Laurence’s arrival following the appointments in Asia of Clive Reed and Clive Beesley in March and April 2012 respectively.”
C Solutions Limited is a Legal and Claims Consultancy advising on all wet and dry shipping legal and marine insurance matters. The firm acts for shipowners, charterers and managers, cargo owners, P&I Clubs, H&M insurers, cargo, liability and energy insurers, brokers and salvors and has experience advising companies in run-off. C Solutions advises on the full range of maritime casualties including collision, salvage, towage, total loss, wreck removal and oil pollution cases, and its commercial litigation/FDD division has a thriving practice representing predominantly owners and their liability insurers in all manner of claims including shipbuilding and repair disputes. The firm also advises on debt recovery and defence, personal injury defence and non-marine recovery and defence. Headquartered in the Lloyd’s Building in London, they have offices in Athens, Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, Monaco, Mumbai, Newcastle, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.
Source: C Solutions Ltd, May 11, 2012; Image: Lloyds