Shipping Team 3C

Shipping, Yachts & Superyachts

With expertise in all aspects of international shipping and marine law, your LA Marine team are well versed in providing expert help and advice to the commercial shipping, superyacht and leisure marine industries.

In fact, we regularly help:

  • 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
  • Yacht owners

Our friendly team has extensive knowledge and experience in the legal complexities of international marine law. With some members of the team benefitting from first-hand knowledge as former partners and senior assistants at leading shipping law firms in Singapore and London, we’re in an excellent position to help you.

Here are just some of the areas we can help you with:

  • Collisions
  • Charter issues
  • Bill of lading disputes
  • Demurrage claims
  • Breach of contract
  • Negligence and personal injury
  • Vessel sale and purchase contracts
  • Charter agreements
  • Marina/port developments
  • Providing a fixed fee yacht registration service

Whatever international law dilemmas you come up against, as a member of the Cruise Lines International Association and MSI (a global alliance of accountants and lawyers), we can help and advise whilst providing expert legal advice in many countries overseas.

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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.”

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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.”

Latest News & Blogs

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14
Feb
2017

LA Marine is hosting a joint seminar with Coleman Insurance Brokers on 22 February 2017 from 16.00 at their office in Bournemouth; “The Implications of Brexit on your Import and Export Business”.

Discharging cargo without production of Bills of Lading
6
Feb
2017

In Oldendorff GmbH & Co KG v. Sea powerful II Special Maritime Enterprises (The “Zagora”) [2016] EWHC 3212, the Commercial Court considered where liability lay arising from the discharge of cargo to a nominated agent without the production of bills of lading.

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31
Jan
2017

In the case of Collins v Lawrence, His Honour Judge Simpkiss provides helpful analysis and guidance clarifying when a passenger can be deemed to have ‘disembarked’.

London Arbitration 1/17 pumping warranties
20
Jan
2017

A recent London arbitration has examined the pumping warranty in an amended London Molasses form, version 2 – for the carriage of a cargo of molasses.

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20
Dec
2016

In Transgrain Shipping (Singapore) PTE Ltd v Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Ltd 2016 the English Court were asked to consider an appeal of an arbitration award which focused on one element of the Inter Club Agreement.

Carriage of goods cmr conventions
19
Dec
2016

The CMR Convention 1956 is a legal framework facilitating and governing the transport of goods by road. The Convention contains provisions regarding jurisdiction, limitation of liability and time bars for claims

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