Ince promotes two maritime solicitors to partner in Dubai and Hong Kong

Ince has announced two new Partner promotions at Ince,: Natalie Jensen in Dubai and Richard Oakley in Hong Kong.

Jensen joined Ince in 2016 as a Senior Solicitor and her promotion to Partner in the Dubai office came into effect on October 1st.

Jensen has first-hand experience of working at a leading International Group P&I Club (North) where she advised on a wide variety of FD&D matters. She has extensive expertise representing clients in both the English High Court, UAE Courts and DIFC, as well as London- and Dubai-based maritime arbitration centres.

Richard Oakley joined Ince in 2008 in London and soon relocated to the firm’s Shanghai office where he led the China casualty investigation team, coming back to London in 2012 to obtain further in-depth experience of the full range of disputes arising out of marine casualties. Oakley returned to the Asia Pacific region in 2015, joining the firm’s Hong Kong office to build upon his successful practice. His promotion to Partner became effective on October 1st.

Oakley is a solicitor and master mariner and has a wealth of experience in advising and handling a full range of admiralty matters including casualty investigation, collisions, pollution, grounding and total loss cases. Prior to embarking on his legal career, Oakley spent five years at a leading international P&I Club (Steamship) where he handled the full range of P&I and FD&D matters. Previously, he had served in the Merchant Navy for nine years, where he obtained his master mariner’s qualification and worked on a wide variety of vessel types, including container ships, coastal bulk ships, RoRos, ferries, passenger ships and high speed catamarans.