This page gives details of books and articles I have written on various aspects of this subject, in some cases jointly with others.


Liability for Damage to the Marine EnvironmentLIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT (Lloyd’s of London Press, 1993).

This is a compilation I edited of papers given at a CMI Colloquium in Genoa in 1992.  These included a discussion paper on environmental damage assessment which I gave on behalf of a CMI Working Group on this subject, of which I was a member.  Most of this material is now of only historical interest.

SHIPPING AND THE ENVIRONMENT – Law and Practice (Informa Law from Routledge, 3nd edn, 2023)

Written with Charles B. Anderson and Jonathan Hare, SHIPPING AND THESE3 ENVIRONMENT – Law and Practice is a detailed text on international and US domestic law and practice in this field.  The first edition was published in 1998, the second in 2009, and the current enlarged third edition in 2023.  With over 1,500 pages and nearly 8,500 footnotes it provides a reference work for practitioners, but it is also written with the needs in mind of an international readership including students and others who are new to the subject.  It aims to give a user-friendly account of how the law operates in practice, drawing extensively on  the authors’ personal experience.

Launch event at Lloyd’s, March 2023

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Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (Review by Måns Jacobsson, Former Director, International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds)

Journal of International Maritime Law (Review by David Baker, International Group of P&I Clubs, and Tony Paulson, West of England P&I Club, Chairman of the International Group Pollution Committee)

(Further reviews in preparation will be added as and when they are published.)