Holly Colaço is responsible for knowledge management for the HFW shipping group. She produces a variety of client publications, provides training both to clients and to lawyers within the firm and has advised clients on their own knowledge management systems.

Before moving into her professional support lawyer role, Holly practised as a senior shipping litigator, advising on a wide variety of multi-jurisdictional and high-value shipping disputes. Her cases concerned both wet and dry shipping matters, including charter party and bill of lading disputes, collisions, groundings, salvage, and unsafe port claims. She has also advised on marine insurance litigation and has undertaken a number of related secondments with International Group of P&I Club members, handling a wide variety of P&I and defence claims, and with a major London insurer.

She has experience of English Commercial and Admiralty Court proceedings, and international arbitration, including LCIA, ICC and LMAA.