HBJ hires shipping expert

Litigation lawyer Jon Sharpe will join HBJ Gateley Wareing as a partner in its London office.

Sharpe will join the shipping division of the firm from Shaw and Croft. He was previously a partner at TLT Solicitors and his expertise is in contentious marine and aviation matters and in insurance and reinsurance litigation in these sectors.

His appointment follows the recent recruitment of Michelle Flynn from Holman Fenwick & Willan as an associate in the London office.

Flynn specialises in dry shipping litigation.