Find out about the Sea Green Law team.
Ted Graham – Director
Prior to joining Sea Green, Ted was a partner for 13 years at the law firm Ince & Co, having started there as a trainee solicitor in 1994. His practice has always focussed on commodity trading and shipping.
Described in Legal 500 as: “SENSIBLE, COST-EFFECTIVE AND COMMERCIAL”
Between 2001-2003 he worked for Ausship P&I in Sydney Australia and in 2005 he spent 6 months with Gard’s FD&D team in London.
Ted helps his clients to draft clear and concise contracts, in particular sale contracts, charterparties and COAs. When problems occur, he helps his clients to resolve them.
In addition to trade and shipping, he also deals with matters related to offshore energy, plus a wide range of commercial disputes such as cyber crime, civil fraud, insurance, construction, joint ventures and guarantees.
Sagun Sudhir – Consultant
Sagun joined Sea Green as a consultant in 2018, having just graduated top of his year at the Swansea University LLM in International Maritime Law. Prior to joining Sea Green Law, he did work experience placements at leading maritime law firms in London, Singapore and India. This included Bose & Mitra & Co. in Mumbai where he regularly represented clients in Court. He was involved in several contentious as well as non-contentious matters pertaining to ship arrests, charterparty disputes, cargo claims, oil pollution liabilities, insolvency and enforcement of LMAA awards. Sagun has also gained work experience in Singapore with Ang & Partners within their Shipping, Logistics & International Trade team and with the law firm Ince & Co in London.
At Swansea University, Sagun’s dissertation on the Gencon charter was awarded The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law prize and he also won the prizes for best performing student and the prize for Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air.
Sagun is an Indian qualified lawyer. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. His hobbies include football and chess.
Margot Wastnage – Consultant Solicitor
Margot is predominantly a dispute resolution lawyer with her practice focusing on energy and shipping disputes. She trained at Ince & Co and qualified as a solicitor in their London energy and infrastructure group, working primarily on drilling disputes but also regularly handling charterparty cases and cargo claims. She has acted for clients in the English High Court and in London arbitration proceedings (LMAA, LCIA and ad hoc) and over the last 3 years she has gained substantial experience working as a consultant on general corporate and commercial matters.
Having lived for extensive periods in Ethiopia and Lebanon, she has a good understanding of the challenges faced by businesses operating in different parts of the world and of the legal frameworks in these places.
Margot was born in France and is fluent in French.
Scarlett Dixon – Consultant Solicitor
Scarlett joined Sea Green Law as a consultant in June 2020 after a break from law to start a catering business.
Prior to that she qualified at Ince & Co in 2009, where she then worked until 2011 before a secondment to Nordisk Skibsrederforening in Oslo, which then turned into a full time position. In May 2014 she returned to Ince & Co. Her practice covers dispute resolution in shipping, commodities and energy, as well as non contentious shipping matters, such as charter parties and sale contracts.
Having grown up in Switzerland she speaks fluent French.
John Fairclough – Master Mariner
John Fairclough is a master mariner with an honours degree in Nautical Studies.
He trained at HMS Conway and went to sea as cadet with the British and Commonwealth Shipping Company in 1964. He sailed on general cargo, refrigerated, tanker and passenger ships in ranks up to chief officer. He remained with that fine company until 1975.
He worked as a claims executive for the Steamship Mutual P&I club between 1976 and 1978 before returning briefly to sea.
He joined Brookes Bell & Co., the renowned firm of marine surveyors in Liverpool, in 1980. He soon became a partner and was responsible for opening the firm’s London office in 1983. He worked from Brookes Bell’s office in Hong Kong in 1987 before returning to London.
He remained with Brookes Bell until 2005, when he established JF Marine Limited, through which he continued to work as a surveyor and consultant.
He has been engaged on a variety of survey and other work, including damages to cargoes, stowage and securing, condition surveys, collisions, groundings, stability investigations, wreck removals and chemical disposal including deep water operations.
Jenny Pollard – Office Manager
Jenny has a degree in Business Management and has over 15 years of experience in managing different office environments.
Anna Nohre – Paralegal
Anna graduated from Cardiff University in 2017 with a degree in Marine Science. A keen environmentalist, she achieved a first in her MSc at Kings College London in Freshwater Science and Governance. She works on various cases in a support capacity, organising documents and exhibits, preparing chronologies, filing documents with the court and drafting correspondence.