Richard GunnLegal Adviser at International Salvage Union
Richard is the Global Head of the Casualty and Admiralty practice and has been involved in most of the firm’s recent casualty work particularly collisions, groundings, explosion and salvage and their subsequent contractual disputes. As well as acting for salvors, owners and underwriters, he also acts for various owners and Clubs in Charterparty disputes, focusing on those of a technical nature such as unsafe port, P&I claims and GA disputes. His work has included a number of claims involving complex containership casualties, logistics, bunker disputes and speed and performance issues and yachts. He has undertaken reviews of various contracts relating to provision of Port Services, STS and Emergency Towage Services, Wreck Removal, Towhire and Towcon, Supplytime and de-commissioning. He has also acted in aviation disputes providing regulation advice on incident management.
Prior to legal practice, Richard qualified as a Master Mariner, spending 12 years on a variety of vessel types. He then spent five years ashore operating a fleet of time chartered bulk carriers. He continues to keep up to date and has undertaken courses on ECDIS and OPITO approved HUET for offshore helicopter operations.