Thynne + Macartney again recognised for leading shipping expertise by Chambers Asia Pacific in 2020

Thynne + Macartney’s Maritime + Transport practice, together with Partners Michael Fisher and Matthew Hockaday, have again been recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for their leading expertise in Shipping Law.

With deep connections to the maritime industry and insurers dating back to 1921, Thynne + Macartney’s Maritime + Transport practice is the only Queensland-headquartered firm ranked by the international publication which states:

“A greatly respected player for Queensland-centred shipping matters in general and for P&I-related issues in particular. Also noted for its coverage of cargo damage claims, chartering disputes and round-the-clock responsiveness on casualty issues.”

Both Matthew Hockaday and Michael Fisher were also ranked as Leading Lawyers with market commentators saying of Michael, “He is everything I would want out of a shipping lawyer”.

With the leading Maritime + Transport legal practice in Queensland, Thynne + Macartney provides services to the maritime industry in Queensland, Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and the South Western Pacific from our offices in Brisbane and Cairns. The team has acted successfully in many of Australia’s leading cases including the “S.A. Fortius” case, the “Pacific Adventurer” oil spill case, the “Koumala” decision and the grounding of vessels “Shen Neng” and “Solomon Trader“.


About our Maritime + Transport group

Thynne + Macartney has the leading Maritime + Transport legal practice in Queensland, managing all aspects of contentious and non-contentious marine and transport law.

Determined to give clients peace of mind, our experienced lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We believe that an immediate response is critical to providing our clients with maximum control over the outcome.

Providing services to the maritime industry in Queensland, North Australia, Papua New Guinea and the South Western Pacific, Thynne + Macartney is headquartered in Brisbane with an office in Cairns.

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About Thynne + Macartney

With a history of almost 127 years, Thynne + Macartney is a proudly independent, commercially focused, Queensland-based law firm with strong boutique practices in Agribusiness, Maritime & Transport, Property and Insurance.

Proud of our history, excited by our future.

Thynne + Macartney, we’re with you.


This information is intended to provide a general summary only and should not be relied on as a substitute for legal advice.

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