Thomas Cooper LLP hires Yacht and Shipping Specialist Sarah Allan

International law firm, Thomas Cooper, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Allan to the London office as a partner in its Shipping and Yachting group.

Not only has she considerable experience in commercial shipping and insurance disputes, but she brings to the practice specialist expertise in the yacht and superyacht industry as an accomplished sailor and yacht master having handled casualties, disputes, and advised on related contracts.

John Strange, Partner in the Firm’s Shipping & Commercial Litigation Group, comments:

“We are very pleased that Sarah Allan is joining Thomas Cooper.  Sarah has considerable experience in maritime and insurance disputes and is particularly respected for her expertise as a superyacht lawyer.  Sarah will therefore add significantly to the Firm’s existing capabilities in this area in London, and in the Firm’s key overseas jurisdictions where we have strong shipping and yachting teams.”

Sarah Allan Comments: “I am delighted to be joining Thomas Cooper. It is a firm with considerable shipping expertise which has reached out further afield both in terms of global reach and expertise, which will without a doubt complement my own practice areas in commercial shipping and yachting.  This is indeed a very exciting opportunity”.


Thomas Cooper LLP is an international law firm with offices in London, Madrid, Paris, Piraeus, São Paulo and Singapore.

Thomas Cooper’s international shipping group provides a full range of international services in maritime, insurance, trade and finance law and advises Clubs, Ship Owners, Salvors and Insurers. Thomas Cooper has been involved in some of the highest profile major maritime casualties over the years as well as shipping commercial disputes.

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About the contributors

  • Sarah Allan Partner

    Sarah is regularly instructed on a broad range of commercial shipping matters including charterparty and bill of lading disputes, and insurance claims.

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  • John Strange Partner

    John is a partner in our London office and a member of our casualty response team. He specialises in personal injury and shipping cases with particular emphasis on the cruise and ferry industry.

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