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Olivia Hamer

Olivia Hamer

Legal Director

Olivia is a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales. She is a highly experienced shipping lawyer, with over 15 years’ experience at an international law firm. Olivia’s experience is wide across all aspects of shipping litigation, both wet and dry. As well as a background in shipping disputes and maritime casualties, Olivia has a particular expertise in cases involving pollution from ships and the fair treatment of seafarers. She was heavily involved in the high profile, multijurisdictional Prestige oil spill, representing the P&I Insurers, shipowners and Captain. Olivia was also involved in the high profile industry coalition challenge to the validity of the EU Directive on Criminal Sanctions for Ship-Source Pollution. Olivia is a Titulary Member of the NGO Comité Maritime International (CMI) and current Chair of the CMI’s International Working Group on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers. Her fluency in Spanish has been invaluable in the multijurisdictional nature of many of her cases and was recognised as a “Rising Star” for Shipping by London Super Lawyers magazine, (part of Thomson Reuters) in 2014.

olivia.hamer@stann.com M: +44 20 7781 0130