|Position:||Partner, Cape Town Managing Partner|
|Telephone:||Tel:+27 21 431 7279
Cell:+27 82 787 3920
Gavin Fitzmaurice is the managing partner of the firm's Cape Town office and has been involved in major maritime litigation resulting from disasters and casualties since 1992, including all aspects of casualty investigations, dealing with access to crew, vessels and documents, taking evidence on commission, subsequent trial and arbitration work, and in courts of marine enquiry.
He also has extensive experience in all aspects of arrest work, having represented parties in relation to enforcement proceedings, obtaining of security, and both effecting and setting aside complex associated ship arrests. He has considerable experience in all port related work, and also in dealing with P&I Club matters, whether for owners or charterers. During his career, he has been involved in precedent-setting legal decisions and numerous judgments. He also has expertise in mortgage foreclosures, judicial ship sales, and related commercial work, as well as in marine and transport insurance and related cargo claims. He deals with loss of life and personal injuries matters in the marine context. He has experience in ship repair matters, including related arbitration work.
Gavin is currently the vice-president of the Maritime Law Association of South Africa ("MLA"). He chaired the Cape Chapter of the MLA from 2007 to 2017. He is an external examiner for the University of Cape Town's Admiralty Law Department. He is currently recognised by Legal 500 2017 and Who's Who Legal Transport: Shipping 2018, as well as being ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Global 2018.