Shipping Team 3C

Shipping, Yachts & Superyachts

LA Marine

Our specialist LA Marine team offer expert advice and practical solutions to the commercial shipping, logistics, superyacht and leisure marine industries. Not only do our expert team have in-depth knowledge and great passion regarding the marine industry, they’re also extremely down-to-earth and offer a friendly approach. Our lawyers really understand the marine sector and the business needs that go hand-in-hand. In fact, several members of our team were formerly partners or senior assistants at leading shipping law firms in London or Singapore.

With our offices located in London, Southampton and Bournemouth, clients also get the advantage of a London presence but with the lower fees which a regional base allows. Southampton is also a major port and at the heart of the sailing community.

LA Marine’s clients include insurers, P&I Clubs, marine finance companies, cruise line and other ship owners and operators, harbour and port authorities, marina operators, yacht charter companies, repair yards, yacht brokers and dealers and yacht owners. We deal with all aspects of marine law from:

  • Collisions
  • Charter issues
  • Bill of lading disputes and demurrage claims
  • Breach of contract
  • Negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Non-contentious matters
  • Vessel sale and purchase contracts
  • Charter agreements and marina/port developments
  • Fixed fee yacht registration service

We’re also members of a number of trade federations and associations including the British Maritime Law Association, the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, the Cruise Lines International Association, the British Marine Federation, the British International Freight Association and the British Ports Association. Many of our team members also provide seminars and workshops on a variety of topics to clients and professional bodies worldwide to raise further awareness in this area.

To speak to a member of our marine team simply call us on 0344 967 0793.

Meet the LA Marine team

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS UK 2017

Team Ranked In Chambers 2017

Chambers and Partners UK 2017 comments  that the team “Acts for owners on a range of issues with particular focus on superyacht matters, such as collision liability, sale and purchase and contract negotiations. Also maintains a strong maritime personal injury and marine regulation practice.”

And our clients say “They offer a rounded and competent service.”

THE LEGAL 500 UK

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Our Shipping department has been recommended as a Top Tier Firm in Legal 500 2016;
“Lester Aldridge LLP’s team is led by Linda Jacques. Russell Kelly represented the Maritime and Coastguard Agency…Louise Fuller is also recommended.”

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Latest News & Blogs

Cargo Claims and the Application of the NYPE Inter-Club Agreement
Aug
2017

In a recent London arbitration the tribunal had the opportunity to review the apportionment between owners and charterers for damages caused by sweaty cargo.

Discharging Cargo against Electronic PIN Codes
Jul
2017

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal has considered discharge of cargo against PIN Codes and whether the provision of PIN Codes amounted to “delivery” of cargo, or a “Delivery Order”.

Supplytime Form 2017- Levelling the playing field
Jun
2017

The Baltic and International Maritime Council have issued a new Supplytime Form for use by companies charter offshore vessels and workboats.

Permission to Appeal to the Supreme Court – Volcafe v CSAV [2017] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 32
Jun
2017

Permission has been given by the Supreme Court to appeal the Court of Appeal decision in Volcafe v CSAV [2017].

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