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Simon is senior partner of Tatham & Co, a specialist shipping law firm based in the City of London. A particular focus of his practice relates to casualty work, otherwise known as Admiralty or “wet” law, typically handling incidents arising from salvage, collision, strandings, engine breakdowns and fires along with the related insurance and contractual issues that arise. He advises towage, salvage, wreck removal, heavy lift, barge and OSV operators, as well as their insurers and hirers, on contract selection, negotiation, and disputes. The firm also provides an in house – out house dedicated legal service for tug & towage, barge and OSV contractors worldwide: www.TugAdvise.com. Simon speaks at many industry events and is a frequent commentor on the practical side of legal developments in trade periodicals including International Tug & Salvage. Simon and his team of specialists, including a former Lloyd’s Arbitrator QC, Master Mariners and former in- house counsel of a leading international tug and salvage company have recently advised on the salvage of a vessel in the Suez Canal, have concluded a High Court test case concerning sovereign rights to treasure salvage and litigation relating to the capsize of a tug with all hands off Africa.