Award for North P&I legal team

North P&I Club’s in-house Corporate & Legal Team was named ‘Legal Department of the Year’ at the recent Northern Law Awards.

North said that “the award recognises their outstanding work in delivering a solution to ensure that all business divisions within the North Group can continue to successfully operate in a post-Brexit landscape. The complex legal solution was delivered on time and within budget across multiple jurisdictions.”

The team was also recognized for taking a leading role in their industry – resulting in North being the first P&I Club in the maritime industry to announce and implement their post-Brexit trading arrangements.

Paul Jennings, North P&I Club’s Chief Executive, said, “Congratulations to Chris [Owen, North P&I Club’s General Counsel] and his team for delivering on such a successful project in line with our strategy. Our post-Brexit trading arrangements have enabled the Club to continue operating throughout Europe against an uncertain insurance environment. Our purpose is to ensure that our shipowner members can trade with confidence and this award reflects our commitment to service across the globe.”

The Northern Law Awards dinner was held on June 6th at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead. Chris Owen was present with members of his team: Michael Easom (Project Manager), Ged McTernan (Corporate Counsel), Mathew McGeary (Assistant Company Secretary) and Mari Watson (Executive – Corporate & Legal).