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Christopher Orford

Christopher Orford

Trainee Solicitor
Christopher Orford began his training contract in September 2020 and has already worked across a number of teams in our London transactional department including Finance, Corporate and Shipping. Currently he is sitting in our contentious team in London where he is assisting in a range of disputes. Prior to joining, he previously worked at a large investment management firm gaining an invaluable understanding into the needs of clients.
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Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • "Seaworthiness and Autonomous Vessels," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, December 7, 2021.
  • "The UK’s Green Industrial Revolution and Key Takeaways for Energy Sector from the Recent UN Climate Conference," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, December 7, 2021.
  • "New International Instrument to Address Autonomous Vessels," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, June 1, 2021.
  • "Limiting Liability in the case of Deliberate Breach: Recent Developments," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, May 19, 2021.
  • "Industry View: Opportunities and Challenges as the UK Looks to Embrace Hydrogen," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, April 19, 2021.
  • "The Central Role of Hydrogen in the UK's Green Industrial Revolution: Opportunities and Challenges," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, March 3, 2021.


LPC LLM, University of Law, 2020

LL.B., University of Warwick, 2016

Slow Steaming to a Mandatory International MASS Code
May 27, 2022

The recent IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meeting, MSC 105, has provided an update on the development of the regulation of maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS). Most notable is the approval of the road map to develop IMO goal-based instruments to be adopted in the second half of 2024. Importantly, this code will not be mandatory but will be used to develop a mandatory version of the cod [...]