Partner (Solicitor/Master Mariner)
Faz is an ex-Ship’s Master and a qualified lawyer in England and Wales, with over three decades’ experience in the maritime industry.
Faz’s career started at sea where he worked on tankers, container vessels and bulk carriers, navigating some of the most challenging waters around the world. His legal career has encompassed heading up the Global Shipping Team at a major International Law Firm in London, and leading an insurance company as CEO. Faz has established himself as one of the most respected lawyers in the field of shipping law, his experience having given him an unparalleled understanding of the complex issues that can arise in today’s shipping market.
Today he oversees a growing team of Solicitors and Mariners, many of whom he has recruited personally. Faz always works alongside his team throughout the lifespan of a case – and he has led teams on some of the most significant cases in recent memory, including the Prestige, Costa Concordia, Ever Given, and the successful Supreme Court judgment on The Ever Smart  UKSC 6.
Faz’s primary focus is on shipping disputes, and he has a significant Owner, Insurer, and Trader client base. He is highly regarded in the industry for his ability to provide a world class legal Emergency Response Service, particularly in casualty situations. Faz is consulted for the full breadth of wet and dry shipping cases: collisions, salvage, total losses, groundings, fires, allisions, contractual disputes, dry shipping disputes, and general shipping disputes.
Faz has handled some of the most complex legal disputes of this century and has received multiple industry awards in recognition of his accomplishments in both wet and dry shipping cases. He has been rated as a leading lawyer in Directories, a testament to his exceptional legal expertise and the trust and respect he has earned from clients and peers alike. His ability to anticipate problems and engineer innovative solutions makes him the go-to for a global client base.
Faz has been involved in a vast amount of leading international cases involving emergency response, collisions, groundings, dispute resolution, fires and investigations. To name a few:
Acting for the successful party in the Ever Smart before the London Supreme Court, a significant and high value collision case.
Acting for Owners & Insurers in a recent car carrier fire which led to a total loss from lithium-ion batteries.
Acting in the grounding and Salvage of the Ever Given which blocked the Suez Canal.
Acting in the investigations into the capsize of the Costa Concordia.
Dealing with multiple major pollution cases globally including the investigations on the Prestige.
Representing Owners & Insurers on several total losses from liquefaction of cargo.