Trevor Harrison practises as a maritime arbitrator, mediator and consultant, with particular expertise in bunkering. He was called to the Bar over 30 years ago and was previously Head of Legal at bunker fuel supplier Tramp Oil & Marine. Earlier career experience included practice at the English Bar, working for a P&I club and a firm of marine consultants.
As well as arbitrating and mediating, Trevor speaks regularly on maritime matters and dispute resolution. He wrote the module on the Sale and Purchase of Bunkers for the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (LMA) Certificate in Practical Bunker Management and is Course Director for the LMA Certificate in Marine Claims. His first book, Legal Issues in Bunkering, was published in August by Petrospot. He has many years’ experience of drafting and negotiating contracts, particularly standard trading terms, and making and defending a wide range of maritime claims, including instigating arrest proceedings in many different jurisdictions. Trevor is a member of the Baltic Exchange, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), an Aspiring Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), on the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) Panel of Arbitrators, a Centre for Dispute Resolutions (CEDR) accredited mediator, on the Baltic Exchange-LMAA Mediator Panel, a member of the Baltic Exchange’s Panel of Experts and a director of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA). He was responsible for devising IBIA’s ‘Rapid Resolution’ fixed-cost mediation and arbitration schemes.
He is a member of IBIA’s delegation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and has been closely involved in the revision of the MARPOL Annex VI regulations and other issues relevant to bunkering. In August Trevor was appointed interim Acting Chief Executive of IBIA on a part-time basis, whilst the association seeks a permanent candidate.