Andrew Chamberlain is a former Royal Navy officer and specialises in ‘wet’ shipping cases, including salvage (acting for salvors, as well owners and their underwriters), collisions, fire and explosion, total loss and wreck removal. He also advises on both civil and criminal pollution liabilities, marine insurance coverage disputes and the full range of other shipping-related commercial and contractual disputes. Andrew served at sea with the Royal Navy and also had a stint with the Hong Kong Squadron before qualifying as a lawyer. As a partner at HFW he has been heavily involved in many of the largest casualties of recent years, including ‘MSC Napoli’ (2007), ‘MSC Chitra’ (2010), ‘Costa Cocordia’ (2012), ‘Norman Atlantic’ (2014), ‘Eastern Amber’ and ‘Maersk Seoul’ (2015). Andrew lectures regularly on salvage, wreck removal and casualty response and is an acknowledged expert in the field. He is consistently recommended in Chambers and The Legal 500 for his work on shipping matters, with one source commenting: ‘What he doesn’t know about shipping isn’t worth knowing’ (Chambers 2016).