Our dispute resolution offering is market leading. We regularly handle high-value complex proceedings in the English courts and under institutional and ad hoc arbitration regimes. Our solicitors have trained and worked at leading shipping and transportation law firms, as well as at shipowners and insurance companies, and have handled many of the most notable cases over the last 25 years. We recently acted for the successful Ever Smart interests in the first ever collision appeal to be heard before the UK Supreme Court.
We are able to act for our clients in relation to the full spectrum of claims arising from collisions, allisions, fires, groundings, pollution, salvage and main engine breakdowns, as well as arrest and limitation proceedings.
We have extensive experience handling all types of charterparty and contractual disputes, including laytime and demurrage disputes, hire disputes, unsafe port/indemnity claims, cargo claims and general average.
We are also regularly appointed as a strategic legal firm to manage litigation abroad, especially for multi-jurisdictional disputes. Given our broad experience working across many jurisdictions, we can bring unique insight and ensure that local lawyers are able to handle cases with the benefit of international knowledge.
Advisory and transactional
Our experience is not limited to dispute resolution. We are well-placed to assist with drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex and specialist contracts on behalf of our clients, such as charterparties and bills of lading, as well as offshore and insurance contracts.
Our lawyers also have experience advising on a variety of transactional matters, including the legal aspects of the sale and purchase of vessels.