UK shipping law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has added Ed Harris as an associate solicitor in London.

The litigation specialist has been an associate at rival Stephenson Harwood for the past three years.

“Ed joins the ever-growing CJC team as an experienced lawyer with a marine background whose practice centres on commercial dispute resolution,” the firm said.

“He brings a particularly commercial and practical focus to his work as well as expertise in general, insurance and maritime disputes.”

The disputes expert has represented clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal in London as well as in arbitration forums.

Harris acts for commodity trading houses, owners, charterers, underwriters and protection and indemnity clubs.

The lawyer also handles marine claims and investigations involving fires, floods, collisions, explosions, salvage, general average and charter contracts, in addition to general shipping disputes.

Harris spent two months on secondment at Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk in Copenhagen in 2023.

He acted as legal counsel in the container line’s maritime law and customer contracting team.

The solicitor trained at Clyde & Co starting in 2018 and became an associate in 2020, the same year he was seconded to paints and coatings group AkzoNobel for six months.

Partner promotions

In January, CJC promoted Helen McCormick and Andrew Shannon to partners.

The moves lifted the number of partners to 20.

London-based McCormick joined CJC in 2021 after it acquired CTRL Marine Solutions. She is an experienced disputes lawyer, specialising in dry sector issues such as charter, cargo and shipbuilding contracts.

Singapore-based solicitor Shannon is a master mariner specialising in admiralty law and advising on casualties and related contractual disputes.

He is also an expert on ship management, crew, marine insurance and security.