- Up and coming Lawyer for 'Shipping (UK-wide)'
Clients remark that "he is a superb lawyer with the ability to break down a case and concentrate on the relevant issues."
Chambers UK 2020
- Next Generation Lawyer and Recommended Lawyer for 'Shipping (London)'
"Michael Biltoo is 'never afraid to dive in and take the bull by the horns when working on difficult cases."
The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
Michael is a partner based in our London office and is part of our marine team. He joined Kennedys following its merger with Waltons & Morse LL in 2016
A specialist in the marine and shipping sector, Michael principally represents owners, charterers, freight forwarders and cargo insurers in a variety of shipping and transport related matters.
His practice is primarily focused on dispute resolution in dry shipping matters, particularly charterparty disputes in which he has represented both owners and charterers. Michael has experience with carriage of goods by sea disputes, representing cargo insurers in a wide variety of disputes, and piracy related matters, having represented various parties from an attack by pirates to the resolution of general average disputes between parties and their insurers. Michael’s experience in these matters is in both the High Court and numerous LMAA and ICC arbitrations. He has also represented his clients in a number of successful mediations.
- Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2008