Alex Davey - Partner, Birketts
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Alex is a Partner in the Shipping, Logistics and International Services team at Birketts LLP, in Ipswich.
Prior to joining Birketts in 2005, he worked for six years at Ince & Co. He specialises in all aspects of shipping, transport and international trade work as well as a broad range of general commercial dispute resolution including reinsurance and insurance disputes, and aviation and professional indemnity work. He advises shipowners, charterers, insurers, P&I Clubs, freight forwarders, logistics companies and all those involved with the movement of goods.
The team at Birketts includes partners Nicholas Woo (ex-Richards Butler), Henry Adams (ex-Clyde & Co) and associate Duncan McGregor (ex-Hill Dickinson). They are able to match London firms in terms of expertise and service, but also able to offer competitive non-London rates.
Alex has chaired and spoken at the Lloyds Maritime Academy courses on "Time Charters" and "Maritime Law", and "Marine Cargo claims". He is author of various modules for the Informa Professional Academy self-study courses on Time, Voyage and Tanker Charterparties.
Before studying law, Alex obtained a degree in engineering from Durham University. Alex is a keen yacht and dinghy sailor and a qualified RYA Yachtmaster. In 2004 he sailed around the British Isles and Ireland from Ipswich with his wife and father-in-law before spending some time living and teaching English in Sri Lanka and in Sichuan province in China.