Marine casualty lawyer Martin Hall has left Clyde & Co after 40 years to join London rival Hill Dickinson’s casualty response team in Piraeus.

Hill Dickinson described Hall as “one of the world’s leading practitioners in marine casualty”.

“The opportunity to work with long-standing colleagues and friends from the marine market, and to spend more time in Greece, was not something I could turn down,” said Hall.

Hall formerly headed Clyde & Co’s Piraeus office before being named global head of marine casualty.

He is an expert in marine casualty investigation and the Lloyd’s Open Salvage Form.

Tony Goldsmith, global head of marine at Hill Dickinson, said: “Our paths have crossed many times during the course of our work over the years, so I’m delighted that he is now joining us at Hill Dickinson.

“We have known Martin for a long time and we’re very much looking forward to working together now on the same team.”

Hill Dickinson has made several appointments in Piraeus recently.

Dimitris Anassis and Mara Zermasli joined this year, from Penningtons Manches Cooper and Reed Smith. There were also partnership appointments for Vanessa Tzoannos, Anthony Paizes and Alexander Freeman in 2022.