Kevin CooperPartner at MFB Solicitors
Kevin studied law at Oxford University and was a prizewinning student barrister before serving in the British Navy for 10 years, much of that time at sea. He later joined a leading shipping and insurance law firm and worked in its London, Shanghai and Monaco offices.
Kevin’s casualty response practice includes collisions, groundings, ship fires, cargo damage, pollution and salvage cases. He regularly handles high-value multi-jurisdictional matters and is “noted for large-scale casualty cases” in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 directory, which include the collision between the container vessel MSC Joanna and the hopper dredger W D Fairway, the grounding and subsequent collision of the Khalijia 3, the container fire on board the Amsterdam Bridge, the sinking of the Atlantik Confidence and the Norman Atlantic ferry fire.
Most recently, Kevin has been recognised as a “Rising Star” in Shipping by London Super Lawyers magazine and as a leading shipping and maritime lawyer by Who's Who Legal: Transport, in the latter of which clients commented on his “calm demeanour”. He regularly chairs and speaks at shipping sector events, sits on various industry committees and has particular industry contacts in Norway, Denmark, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and the Americas.