Shawn Kirby

Shawn is a Partner in Wikborg Rein’s London office with particular focus on complex contractual disputes in the energy and maritime fields.

He receives instructions from a wide range of jurisdictions and clients, including energy contractors and companies, shipowners, shipyards, charterers, insurers and P&I Clubs. Shawn’s practice encompasses LMAA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, and ad hoc arbitrations as well as English court proceedings.

He is dual-qualified as an English solicitor and as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand.

Contributed to

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LMAA—background and structure
Practice Note

This Practice Note sets out the background to the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and to the LMAA Terms under which shipping arbitrations and other ad hoc arbitrations, in which LMAA members have accepted appointment, are conducted.

LMAA—commencement and arbitration procedure
Practice Note

The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) Terms 2017 (the Terms) are used in shipping arbitrations and other ad hoc arbitrations, in which LMAA members have accepted appointment. This Practice Note sets out how to commence an arbitration under the Terms and the procedure of the arbitration as set out in the Terms. It covers submissions, amendments, seeking further information from an opposing party and the LMAA Questionnaire in order to assist the tribunal with the procedure for the arbitration.

LMAA—costs
Practice Note

This Practice Note sets out the costs and related issues, procedures, awards and orders involved in an arbitration under the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) Terms, which are used in shipping arbitrations and other ad hoc arbitrations, in which LMAA members have accepted appointment. It includes the questions on costs in the LMAA Questionnaire, an application for the recovery of costs and the tribunal’s rationale applied in determining costs. It also covers provisions regarding security for costs.

LMAA—evidence
Practice Note

The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) Terms 2017 (the Terms) are used in shipping arbitrations and other ad hoc arbitrations, in which LMAA members have accepted appointment. This Practice Note discusses the presentation of documentary, factual or witness and expert evidence under the Terms and also considers the hot-tubbing of experts.

LMAA—the award
Practice Note

The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) Terms 2017 (the Terms) are used in shipping arbitrations and other ad hoc arbitrations, in which LMAA members have accepted appointment. This Practice Note discusses the issue of arbitral awards under the Terms and considers when an LMAA award will be issued, whether or not an LMAA award will contain reasons, the payment of fees before the release of the LMAA award, the procedure for the correction and expansion of LMAA awards, the publication of anonymised LMAA awards and the right to appeal LMAA awards.

LMAA—the tribunal
Practice Note

The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) Terms 2017 (the Terms) are used in shipping arbitrations and other ad hoc arbitrations, in which LMAA members have accepted appointment. This Practice Note sets out the default provision for the number and appointment of arbitrators under the Terms. It covers the qualifications of the arbitrators, reconstitution of the tribunal, scope of the arbitral reference and the tribunal’s fees.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Law Society of England & Wales

Panel

  • Specialist Panel

Education

  • LLB (Hons) / B.Com (Hons)
  • University of Otago

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