Associate, Master Mariner
based in London
Direct Tel: +44 7867 355 603
Office Tel: +44 20 83000190
Qualifications: Master Mariner, BSc (Hons), MNI
Neil Gardiner, a Master Mariner with a combined Honours degree in Marine Technology and Maritime Law, joined Brookes Bell in April 2012 as an Associate.
Prior to joining Brookes Bell, Neil worked for a leading P&I Club, inspecting their own vessels and investigated casualties for another UK-based marine consultancy. Neil has approximately 24 years of seagoing experience, sailing as Master latterly on ice-classed panamax container ships trading between N.Europe and Montreal. Neil has sailed extensively on container vessels, and on reefer ships and high speed ferries. Neil has investigated and advised on a wide range of matters including collision, grounding, fire/explosion, personal injury, port safety disputes, pollution, speed and performance, hull damage, aspects of the ISM Code and various cargo related matters. He has acted as expert witness in court and arbitration in the UK and abroad.