Tatham & Co

ASG Representative Simon Tatham

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

The name 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 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide advice and assistance on maritime disputes and casualties and to travel world-wide at short notice – tel. no. +44 (0)75 5798 6399. 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 two senior shipping barristers, two British Certified Master Mariners and a leading oil pollution law specialist. These include: 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. Simon Tatham handles marine casualty incidents and their aftermath. This includes salvage and wreck removal, collisions, fires and groundings. He spearheads 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.Keith Harper, supported by Admiralty Manager Adrian Hand, is a Master Mariner and Admiralty solicitor who spent ten years as in-house counsel at a leading tug and salvage operator. He is a specialist in all aspects of the law concerning salvage and tug operations. He is also one of our casualty investigators. Martin Watson is our lead investigator. Having served at sea with command experience and re-qualified as a solicitor he went on to head up Kennedy’s marine insurance practice before joining our team. John Reeder QC and Michael Howard QC, both eminent barristers and former Lloyd’s (LOF) Arbitrators, provide advisory, tactical, drafting and advocacy support. They work hand in hand with our team bringing depth and also efficiencies to the service we provide to clients.


  • 150 Minories
  • City of London
  • EC3N 1LS


00 44 (0) 2079290268
Simon Tatham |  Stephen Askins

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