Matt Illingworth



Matt works extensively with ship owners and insurers on dry and wet shipping cases. 

Matt has a wide range of experience in English civil proceedings and court proceedings across the world as well as international arbitration and mediation.

His clients include major shipowners and operators, P&‚ÄčI Clubs, insurers, port operators, dredging companies, shipyards, trading companies, offshore operators, drilling contractors, offshore constructors and oil and gas companies.

He regularly writes and speaks on shipping industry matters.

Matt has worked in shipping law since 1995 and is qualified in England and Wales. Legal 500 UK 2020 recommends Matt as an "exceptional shipping and insurance specialist" and is also recommended within Shipping for 2021..

Work experience
2019- Partner, Wikborg Rein, London_NEWLINE__NEWLINE_
Relevant experience
wide experience of P&I and Defence work;_NEWLINE_specialises in Charterparty, bill of lading and COA work; _NEWLINE_MOA sale & purchase disputes; _NEWLINE_admiralty work (including collisions, groundings and total loss); _NEWLINE_shipbuilding contract review and disputes; _NEWLINE_and the arrest or attachment of ships and other assets worldwide to secure or enforce claims._NEWLINE_