Shipping, Yachts & Superyachts
- Aviation services
- Shipping law disputes
- Bills of lading claims, logistics and multimodal transport
- Marine casualties and admiralty claims
- Personal injury and fatality claims
- Insurance and Claims
- Marine Finance
- Sale and purchase
- Arbitration and Litigation
- Regulatory offences
- Offshore supply claims and support
- Ports and Marinas
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 and shipping industries, they’re also extremely down-to-earth and offer a friendly approach. Our lawyers really understand the marine and shipping sectors 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.
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:
- Charter issues
- Bill of lading disputes and demurrage claims
- Breach of contract
- Personal injury
- Charter agreements
- Vessel sale and purchase contracts
- Marina/port developments
- Yacht/vessel registration
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
What the team is known for Solid group highlighted for its adept handling of both wet and dry shipping matters. 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.
Strengths Clients appreciate the “excellent service provided by all the members of the team.”
Another impressed client adds: “They are all very good at what they do and they translate advice into a language that I can understand.”
Latest News & Blogs
In a recent case, the English Court was asked to consider the nature of the obligations on the owners of the vessel on an approach voyage, when the charterparty did not include any ETA dates for the ship for the delivery port, but did include a cancelling date.
A legal dispute concerning a cargo of Columbian green coffee beans, which were carried in 20 unventilated containers to Germany, has made its way up to the Court of Appeal.