Diana is qualified as an attorney in South Africa (2005), and a solicitor in England and Wales (2006). She remains on the roll of non-practising solicitors of England and Wales under her maiden name, Chetwynd-Palmer.

Diana’s clients include ship-owners and operators, P and I clubs, brokers, and foreign lawyers. In the South African jurisdiction, Diana is experienced in ship arrests, cargo claims, and general admiralty matters. She also advises clients on charterparty and bill of lading disputes under English law, and regularly represents her clients in LMAA arbitrations.

  • “In several years of working with Diana, my colleagues and I have always been impressed by her positive and enthusiastic attitude and her prompt and knowledgeable approach when dealing with complex charterers’ liability claims.”

    Tony PryceCEO, BMS Group, London
  • “MUR Shipping has relied on Diana’s prompt and excellent advice and case-handling for a number of years, and look forward to continuing to do so in the future”

    Tom CramptonMUR Shipping, Dubai