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Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck
30 November - 1 December 2022
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Tower of LondonLondon, UK

David Handley
Of Counsel at Watson Farley & Williams (WFW)


David is an Of Counsel and master mariner in the Dispute Resolution Group, splitting his time between London and Athens.

David has over a decade of experience in dispute resolution and qualified as a solicitor in 2014.

He has experience in all areas of maritime dispute resolution from personal injury to major marine casualties. David is equally at home advising on a charter party dispute as he is on complex admiralty issues or advising clients on regulatory or travel law issues. This range of experience allows him to see cases from multiple angles to ensure that the important issues are properly addressed.

The combination of his legal skills and his extensive operational experience allows him to really understand his clients’ problems and often find quick and innovative solutions to minimise their impact.

David has also acted as an expert consultant to the Editors of Marsden and Gault on Collisions at Sea (15th Ed.) to review the Chapter on the Court’s interpretation of the Collision Regulations.

Agenda Sessions

  • Batteries on Fire: The increasing challenge of future energy