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Marine casualties and admiralty claims

Dealing with maritime and admiralty claims requires a certain knowledge, experience and expertise. We’ve worked hard to make sure that we have everything in place to help you with any legislation relating to this and have lawyers who have trained specifically to help you reach the best outcome should you be faced with a marine casualty. We can advise and talk you through processes you might not be familiar with and discuss the law and procedure you have concerns about. These include:

  • Collision liability – advice on law and jurisdiction, liability under Collision Regulations/Racing Rules (as appropriate), provision of security, arrest and release of vessel
  • General Average – advice on security and apportionment of liability, contesting declaration, claims and arbitration support
  • Salvage – advice on requirements for salvage, salvage remuneration, provision of security and release of vessel
  • Obtaining security – advice on how and when to obtain security for a claim, arresting vessels to obtain security, quantum, guarantee wording, release of vessel
  • Limitation funds – advice on calculation of limitation, establishing a fund, when limitation applies and how it can be challenged

Latest News & Blogs

“Ocean Victory” – the Supreme Court Findings
May
2017

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the case of Gard Marine and Energy Ltd v. China National Chartering Co Ltd and Another (“The Ocean Victory”) [2017] UKSC 35.

Frozen tuna – waybills issued towards the end of the carriage
May
2017

A recent High Court decision in Kyokuyo Ltd v AP Moller-Maersk A/S trading as Maersk Line [2017] EWHC 654 (Comm) highlights the commercial risks associated with carrying frozen tuna in refrigerated containers.

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