We are a specialist shipping law firm based in the City of London.
Founded in 1999, the firm provides a full range of legal services to the international shipping and marine insurance community with a particular focus on commercial disputes.
We act for a wide range of clients, both in the UK and abroad, including shipowners, P&I Clubs and marine underwriters, ship managers, shipyards, charterers, shipbrokers, insurance brokers and overseas law firms.
OUR APPROACH & EXPERTISE
We offer our clients the highest standard of service and advice at a competitive cost, while maintaining a personal service focused on meeting individual clients' particular needs.
Our team is highly experienced in handling cases in the English High Court and London Arbitration (including LMAA, LCIA, ICC and Ad hoc arbitrations), as well as conducting commercial negotiations and mediations on behalf of clients.
Our core areas of expertise are:
Claims under charterparties and bills of lading
Claims for loss or damage to cargo
Collision, salvage and general average
Unsafe port claims
Insurance coverage issues
International trade and letters of credit
Ship mortgage enforcement
WHO WE ARE
PARTNERS, ASSOCIATES & SUPPORT STAFF
COSTS INFORMATION & LINKS
The SRA Transparency Rules 2018 ("the Rules") oblige us to state on our website charges for certain categories of services to be provided to individuals and small businesses which do not exceed 49 employees.
The category of services in respect of which you will find details of costs information on our website is in relation to businesses, "uncontested debt recovery up to the value of £100,000."
For cost information in relation to this category of services, please click here.
There are other categories of services covered by the Rules. We do not provide services within these categories and so no costs information is published on our website. These categories are:
In relation to individuals, "the preparation and submission of immigration applications, excluding asylum applications."
In relation to individuals, "the provision of advice and representation at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in relation to appeals against Home Office visa or immigration decisions, excluding asylum appeals."
In relation to individuals, "the provision of advice and representation at the Magistrates Court in relation to summary only road traffic offences dealt with at a single hearing."
In relation to businesses, "the provision of advice and assistance and representation in relation to licensing applications for business premises.
Organisations - International
Organisations - UK
P&I Clubs The American Club