Ian MacLean

+44 (0)20 7280 9276
+44 (0)7889 643 956

A partner and master mariner with over 37 years’ in the industry, Ian's adrmiralty practice provides his client base of ship owners, managers and their insurers with multi jurisdictional experience in casualties and the claims that flow from them.

Ian has 12 years’ seagoing experience, acted as a director of a number of ship owning companies, and held a senior management position in a major ship manager where he had responsibility for safety, quality assurance, vetting and accident investigation for a 150 vessel fleet.

Ian responds to, and advises on, collisions, groundings, structural failure, pollution, actual and constructive total losses, fire, salvage and cargo damage. He advises on the contractual, third party disputes and criminal matters arising from casualties. In addition, he advises on MARPOL issues, hull and machinery claims, piracy, and insurance coverage disputes. Ian also drafts and advises on wreck removal contracts and disputes arising under ship management agreements and other memorandums of understanding (MOUs).

Ian has a post graduate diploma in shipping and transport management, an MBA, an LLM in international shipping and trade and a diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is also a qualified lead auditor.

  • Investigated and advised on a $25 million collision in the Singapore strait
  • Acted for an owner in a €100 million physical damage and business interuption claim following damage to a pier
  • Advised on a £95 million wreckstage contract
  • Represented cargo interests in £25 million complex extended salvage
  • Investigated and advised on the actual total loss of a bulk carrier

Member of the Law Society
Vice President and General Counsel of InterManager
Supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitators Association
Intertanko representative at Lloyd's Salvage Group
Member of the Nautical Institute

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