UK shipping law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has revealed a new tier of senior lawyers to take growth forward.

The London company said it has created 10 managing associates, including rehiring Richard Murray from Stephenson Harwood.

The dispute, marine insurance and admiralty proceedings expert spent eight years at CJC until April 2021. He then joined the company's rival in May 2022.

Murray is a seasoned litigator in London’s High Court and the arbitration circuit, and has been directly involved in several landmark decisions, CJC said.

He mainly acts for insurers of hull and machinery, liability, cargo and war risks in the UK and European markets.

Murray also advises on complex disputes arising under contracts of carriage, shipbuilding contracts and insurance policies, while his experience extends to limitation, salvage, towage, general average, piracy, collisions and wrecks.

Nine other CJC senior associates will join him at the new rank.

In Newcastle, Neil Jackson has been promoted, as well as Andrew Shannon in Singapore.

And in London, Amy Lindemann, Helen McCormick, Kate Law, Richard Guy, Richard Hickey, William Stansfield and Danyel White are now managing associates.

“We are delighted to welcome Richard back to CJC and look forward to continuing to work together with him and the rest of the team,” said Maria Borg-Barthet, director of CJC.

Developing talent

“We are also pleased to acknowledge the responsibilities that key members of the CJC team have already assumed as we continue to pursue our ambitions for growth by developing great talent and retaining it,” she added.

In November, the firm boosted its team with the addition of master mariner Henry Andrews.

Andrews has more than a decade of seagoing experience, working on vessels ranging from cruise ships and offshore units to towage and salvage ships.

He was most recently a master at AP Moller-Maersk for two-and-a-half years and was an officer on Disney Cruise Line and MSC Cruises vessels before that.

Law graduate Luiza Zakaib also joined.