Joel Cockerell is a highly experienced lawyer and mariner in the Singapore office. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the shipping industry and handles all types of maritime and shipping disputes (both wet and dry) and non-contentious shipping matters.
He has managed significant and high-value casualties (including container ship fires, collisions, groundings, wreck removal and explosions) throughout the world, with a focus on the Asia region. This involves initial response, managing clients' exposure to civil and criminal liabilities, and resolving the subsequent disputes.
In addition to handling marine casualties, he has significant experience advising on all aspects of admiralty law, international trade, the regulation of shipping, cargo disputes, marine insurance (both coverage and defence work) and charterparty disputes.
Joel became a lawyer after spending 12 years in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as a maritime warfare officer. Following his time at sea, he completed his law degree with first class honours and was awarded the Attorney-General's Medal.
Joel’s dispute resolution expertise includes court litigation and international arbitrations, including under ICC, LMAA, SIAC and SCMA rules.
Emergency and Casualty Response
International Arbitrations and Litigation