Tony Edwards

Partner

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Qualifications:

LLB (University of South Africa)


Specialisations and Interests:

Tony spent 4 years in the South African Navy and 18 years in the local maritime industry with the Rennies Group (now Bidfreight). He left Rennies in 2006 as Managing Director of marine surveyors, Rennie Murray & Co (Pty) Ltd. Tony served his articles of clerkship at Shepstone & Wylie under Shane Dwyer and was appointed as an associate in 2008, a senior associate in 2009 and a partner in 2010.

Tony specialises in admiralty litigation, in particular, the enforcement of maritime claims in South Africa and the arrest of property to obtain security for foreign proceedings, including by means of associated ship arrest and the arrest of bunkers and other maritime property.

Tony has also been involved in a number of maritime casualties off the Southern African coast, and in numerous matters consequent to maritime casualties such as the procuring of access for surveyors and other experts and the preservation of evidence. He regularly attends on behalf of shipowners and their P&I Clubs, to the taking of statements and the procuring and preservation of evidence in matters involving crew, including cases of personal injury and death onboard ships.

He is a member of the Shiparrested.com network and presented a paper at their annual conference in Antwerp in 2009. He is also a member of the Maritime Law Association of South Africa.


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