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Daryll Kennard Partner at Thomas Cooper



Darryl is head of the London Shipping team and a key member of our Emergency Response team. He is one of the few shipping lawyers specialising in both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ work from collisions, salvage, piracy, total losses, fires and groundings through to charterparty disputes and claims arising under bills of lading. Darryl was based in our Singapore office for 5 years and is particularly experienced in handling claims emanating from Asia. In recent years, Darryl has received a regular flow of instructions from tanker owners as well as oil traders.

Darryl was identified as a key individual in Chambers & Partners, who said he was praised by clients for his “very user-friendly approach – he does not over-complicate things with legal jargon.” Legal 500 also described him as an “experienced and energetic solicitor.”


Darryl became a partner in 2000, having joined the firm as an articled clerk in 1992. He was seconded to Skuld P&I Club for a year in 1996/97 and was resident in our Singapore office between 1998 and 2003.

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