Tim Kelleher

Senior Partner

Emergency Response


Tim is our senior partner and a member of the Emergency Response team.  He specialises in commercial shipping problems and regularly advises on disputes arising under bills of lading and charterparties both on their own and following casualties.  Tim has particular experience in disputes arising out of the carriage of containers and the contamination of liquid bulk cargoes. Tim also advises on international trade disputes and claims involving oil, petrochemicals and other soft commodities.  Tim is also experienced in disputes relating to North Sea and offshore operations. Tim is also the Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA).


Tim became a partner in 1988 having joined the firm as an articled clerk in 1982. He read law at New College, Oxford.

Tim Kelleher highlighted as 2019 UK Legal 500, Shipping Leading Individual.
Legal 500 UK, 2019
Tim Kelleher highlighted as a Leading Individual, who 'handles contentious matters concerning oil, petrochemicals and soft commodities'.
Legal 500, 2017
Tim Kelleher - very experienced in charterparty issues"
Legal 500, 2013
Tim Kelleher again listed in the Elite Leading lawyers list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide..."
Legal 500, Leading lawyers list