Michael Howard QC

Michael Howard QC joined in September 2019 bringing to TugAdvise his enormous experience both as an active Admiralty counsel and as a former Lloyd’s Arbitrator.

In addition to salvage and wreck removal he advises on ship sale or construction contracts, charterparties and marine policies.

As counsel, he has appeared in the Admiralty Court in disputes ranging from oil pollution to collision and limitation actions and in the Commercial Court in a wide range of contractual disputes, primarily of a maritime nature. In arbitration Michael has acted as advocate in salvage cases, charterparty and bills of lading disputes, marine insurance, general average, shipbuilding and ship sale disputes.

Michael has been the Leader of the Admiralty Bar of England & Wales since 2000 and also continues to practise from Quadrant Chambers.

Michael being part of this specialised team enables TugAdvise to provide a broader, seamless, focussed and efficient legal service to the tug and offshore vessel community.

He is well-known for his longstanding experience in shipping work.”
Legal 500, 2020

“Extremely well regarded.”
Legal 500, 2019

A silk with vast experience…”
Legal 500, 2017