Tommy is a Solicitor in the Business Risk & Regulation team, specialising in Marine Regulation as part of our nationally recognised Marine & Transport practice. He has particular expertise in the Law applying to ports and harbours.
Tommy frequently advises statutory harbour authorities, competent harbour authorities, non-statutory marine facilities, companies and individuals around the UK on a full range of marine regulatory matters.
A key aspect of Tommy’s practice involves advising on the local legislation which governs the powers and duties of statutory harbour authorities and drafting Harbour Revision Orders to amend / replace existing local legislation. Tommy also advises on marine enforcement, including powers relating to the non-payment of harbour dues, the removal of sunk, stranded, abandoned and unserviceable vessels, and regulatory powers (special directions, general directions, pilotage directions and byelaws).
Prior to joining Ashfords, Tommy was awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship to study LL.B (Hons) Law before completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Professional Skills Course (PSC) at The University of Law.
Tommy frequently publishes content and industry updates and has been credited in an article on Lexis PSL.
Marine licensing: council fined for breaching the marine licensing regime
Marine licensing: Can you authorise new activities through a marine licence variation?
The Port Marine Safety Code and the Impact of Health & Safety Legislation: do you need a Harbour Empowerment Order?