Lindsay East has been involved in the practice of maritime law in London for over 40 years. He served as head of Reed Smith’s Shipping Group for six years before he became a consultant to the firm. Lindsay has dealt with all kinds of dry cargo shipping law during the course of his career, ranging from charter party, bill of lading to sale and purchase disputes to shipbuilding contracts. He has also specialised in the drafting and interpretation of Club Rules. Lindsay has been nominated as “one of the UK’s top 20 shipping lawyers” by Legal 500 in 2009 and cited as an “outstanding shipping lawyer” by Legal 500 and Chambers for the last 15 years. He was also named as a “super lawyer” for shipping law and one of the “best lawyers - shipping” in 2013.