Thomas Steward

Thomas Steward

Call: 2011

Practice Profile

Tom has a wealth of experience in all areas of shipping. He is frequently instructed to appear in arbitration or in the High Court, both led and un-led, and has often appeared on his own against leading silks. He previously taught the International Trade module for the BPTC course at BPP University in London, and has undertaken secondments at several of the major shipping firms in London.

Tom’s experience covers all the major arbitral institutions (LMAA, LCIA, SCMA, ICC) and includes: cargo claims, charterparty disputes (including speed and performance claims, late/early redelivery claims, laytime/demurrage claims, unsafe port claims, bunker disputes), claims under contracts of affreightment, shipbuilding and ship conversion cases, offshore disputes (including cases involving Supplytime and Towcon form contracts).

He is also often involved in pre-action disputes, such as interim applications for security or injunctions, the arrest and sale of vessels, and bunker arrests.

Tom has wide experience of wet shipping, and advised and acted on numerous disputes. His experience covers both liability and quantum in a number of collisions, as well as issues surrounding the constituting of limitation funds, salvage and LOF.

Tom also regularly acts in cases involving transport by road and air, including claims under the CMR Convention and Montreal Convention, and the EC Regulation No. 261/2004