Alex Kemp predominantly advises clients on the legal issues arising from casualty management and crisis response, including salvage, wreck removal, groundings, collisions, fires and piracy, with a particular interest in container ship casualties and war risk claims. Alex has extensive experience in marine insurance, advising insurers, brokers and assureds in relation to hull and machinery, war, kidnap and ransom, increased value, cargo, builders’ risks, yacht, and ports and terminals insurance policies. He is also part of the firm’s dedicated yacht team.
Alex has been involved in a number of reported High Court cases, including Osmium Shipping Corporation v. Cargill International SA (The Captain Stefanos), Taokas Navigation SA v. Solym Carriers Ltd (The Paiwan Wisdom), The Owners of the Ship ‘Theresa Libra’ v. The Owners of the Ship ‘MSC Pamela’, The Owners of the Ship ‘Stolt Kestrel’ v. The Owners of the Ship ‘Niyazi S’, The Atlantik Confidence and The Stema Barge II in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
He has spent time in the firm’s Dubai office and has undertaken a secondment to the legal department of an oil major and a London market insurer.
Alex is an associate member of the Association of Average Adjusters. He has been part of the Association of Average Adjusters’ Committee of Management and was involved in the UK Chamber of Shipping’s working group on general average for the 2016 revisions to the York-Antwerp Rules.
Alex has been named as a Next Generation Lawyer in The Legal 500: UK 2017, 2018 and 2019 and a Next Generation Partner in The Legal 500: UK 2020.