THE FIRM

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

  • Commodity disputes

  • Pollution disputes

  • Bunker disputes

  • Unsafe port claims

  • Insurance coverage issues

  • Shipbuilding disputes

  • International trade and letters of credit

  • Ship mortgage enforcement

 

WHO WE ARE

PARTNERS, ASSOCIATES & SUPPORT STAFF

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.

Kleopatra Diamanti, Paralegal

Kleopatra joined the firm as a paralegal in August 2018. Prior to this she completed a number of internships, including a three months summer internship at Skuld Hellas and a two week Arbitration hearing at the IDRC.

Kleopatra obtained a 2:1 in LLB Law at Lancaster University and holds a LLM in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton.

 

Kleopatra is native in Greek, fluent in English and speaks conversational French.

E: kleopatra.diamantis@sach-solicitors.co.uk T: 020 7377 9974

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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CONTACT US

OUR ADDRESS
Chanray House
2nd Floor
232-238 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 4QD
T: 020 7377 9974
E: mail@sach-solicitors.co.uk
 
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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.  

 

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Regulation

The following information is given in compliance with:
The Provision of Services Regulations 2009.
VAT Number: 744 2846 20

Professional Insurance
All legal services provided by Sach Solicitors are covered by our Professional Indemnity Liability underwritten by Chartis Insurance UK Limited (formerly AIG UK Limited) a member of the Association of British Insurers and a member company of American International Group, Inc., registered in England with company number 1486260, whose address is at The Chartis Building, 58 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4AB. Chartis Insurance UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA number 202628) and may be contacted on their website: www.chartisinsurance.com. Sach's policy (Policy number IL10ABKR) covers all loss resulting from any claim for any civil liability of the Insured up to £2,000,000 which arises from the performance of or failure to perform legal services. The policy covers the provision of legal services anywhere in the world.

Code of Conduct
Sach Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority (SRA No. 311196) and subject to the Solicitors' Code of Conduct, details of which are available at: www.rules.sra.org.uk

 

Data Privacy Policy

Your personal data is stored securely on databases and servers. These databases and servers are maintained either by us or by our compliant third-party service providers.

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorised access, use, modification and disclosure of any personal data in our custody and control. Internal access to personal data is restricted to specific employees.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Improving Our Service and Complaints
Sach Solicitors aim to provide you with the highest quality of service at all times. Should any of our clients wish to make any suggestions regarding improvements to our service or should they be dissatisfied with any aspect they are encouraged to take the matter up directly with the partner advising them, alternatively to refer the matter to our senior partner, Kevin Sach.

Should we be unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you can seek assistance from the Legal Complaints Service whose contact details are available at: www.legalcomplaints.org.uk/home.page