Wikborg Rein has hired Matt Berry as admiralty manager to investigate ship casualty cases for the company’s marine casualty and emergency response team
Mr Berry, a former mariner and a qualified solicitor, joins from Ince where he specialised in maritime casualties and claims.
At Wikborg Rein, he will help expand the firm’s already significant admiralty practice and handle ship casualty cases.
Mr Berry began his career at sea with James Fisher, working on coastal product tankers, before joining Shell in 2003 to work both ashore, in the oil fleet operations department, and at sea on Shell’s oil and gas fleet.
He subsequently spent eleven years in the admiralty department of Ince, with specialist knowledge of LNG operations, including cargo operations, providing practical and legal advice on a variety of LNG-related matters.