Tatham & Co

ASG Representative Simon Tatham & Chris Farmer

Protecting and promoting high standards in the practice of English Maritime Law

Protecting and promoting high standards in the practice of English Maritime Law.

The family name of Tatham has been associated with the practice of law in London since 1789. Tatham & Co today are a maritime law firm based in the City with a growing international clientele, and the winner of the Law Society’s prestigious Small Law Firm of 2021. The team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide advice and assistance on maritime disputes and casualties and to travel world – OOH tel. no. +44 (0)7885 026554. The firm’s USP is in having a core team of highly experienced marine lawyers with seagoing, marine insurance, shipping industry or in-house backgrounds who have carved a niche in very specialised areas of expertise. These experts are supported by a legal team that includes a senior shipping barrister, three British Master Mariners and a leading oil pollution law specialist consultant.

Partner Stephen Askins coordinates crisis management in casualty situations including hostile incidents. A former Royal Marine, he is acknowledged today as the leading figure in the complex environment of piracy, seizures, sanctions and war risks. He is also a specialist in deep sea recovery and marine insurance.

Partners Simon Tatham, Chris Farmer and Legal Director Paul Haworth handle marine casualty incidents and their aftermath. This includes salvage and wreck removal, collisions, fires and groundings. Simon and Legal Director / master mariner Paul Haworth also spearhead our specialist service - TugAdvise.com – dedicated to providing in-house / out-house legal assistance to salvage, deep sea and harbour tug, OSV and barge operators worldwide.

Michael Howard KC, a former Lloyd’s (LOF) Arbitrator, provides advisory, tactical, drafting and advocacy support working hand in hand with our team bringing depth and also efficiencies to the service we provide to clients.


  • 20 St. Dunstan’s Hill
  • City of London
  • EC3R 8HL


00 44 (0) 2079290268
Simon Tatham |  Chris Farmer

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