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. 



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

  • Commodity disputes

  • Pollution disputes

  • Bunker disputes

  • Unsafe port claims

  • Insurance coverage issues

  • Shipbuilding disputes

  • International trade and letters of credit

  • Ship mortgage enforcement




Kevin Sach, Partner

Kevin is the founding partner of Sach Solicitors, which he set up in 1999.  Prior to this he was a partner at City firm Hill Taylor Dickinson for 7 years having qualified with that firm in 1986.

Kevin specialises in all aspects of shipping and marine insurance litigation including charterparties, bills of lading, cargo claims, sale and purchase disputes as well as collision and salvage claims and insurance coverage issues.

Kevin's clients include ship owners as well as a number of the leading P&I Associations and insurance companies, ship managers, shipyards, brokers and overseas law firms.

Kevin is fluent in French and German having obtained a joint honours degree in both at Oxford University.

Russell Crumplin, Partner

Russell joined Sach Solicitors in September 2006 having been a partner in another London maritime firm. He has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of shipping, international trade and marine insurance litigation, advising shipowners, charterers, traders, P&I Clubs, brokers and underwriters alike.

Russell has gained particular expertise acting on behalf of shipowners and charterers in the arbitration and litigation of cargo contamination disputes, cargo damage-related disputes, safe port disputes, insurance coverage issues and ship sale / purchase disputes. 

​Russell lectures regularly both in the UK and overseas on various maritime related issues.

​Russell holds a degree in Law and French and speaks fluent French.

Joseph Hodson, Paralegal

Joseph joined the firm as a paralegal in February 2020. He holds an LLM in International Maritime Law from Swansea University. Between his second and final undergraduate years, Joseph studied law at the University of Turku in Finland as part of the Erasmus programme.  


He speaks conversational German and French, and has elementary proficiency in Finnish.

E: T: 020 7377 9974 M: +44 792 9191 410

Gabriella Jaiswal, Office Manager/Personal Assistant

As Office Manager and Personal Assistant to the partners, Gabriella ensures the smooth operation of the firm.

Prior to joining Sach Solicitors, Gabriella lived and worked in Italy and South Africa, having obtained her degree from the University of Manchester in the UK.


Gabriella speaks conversational French and German. 

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Chanray House
2nd Floor
232-238 Bishopsgate
T: 020 7377 9974
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