Chamber of Shipping installs lawyer at top

Martin Watson, founding partner of Watson Farley & Williams, has been elected president of the UK Chamber of Shipping – the first lawyer to occupy this post. Watson has been a senior consultant at his firm since standing down as a partner eight years ago.

During his one-year term he intends to address the areas of fiscal competitiveness in the UK, employment and training, developing a single policy voice for the industry, and environmental issues.