Life on the water comes with as many rules and regulations as life on dry land. These regulations need to be adhered to, to keep the seas and harbours safe for those who use them. In recent years environmental factors have become a much bigger part of the regulations too, giving users of the waterways and high seas even more rules to adhere to.
So, whether you’re an owner or in command of a vessel, or the Harbour Authority responsible for enforcing your byelaws, we can offer advice on a range of issues from breaches of Merchant Shipping Regulations, byelaw or Collision Regulations to advice on offences, pleas and penalties. We can help you explore your options relating to Magistrate and Crown Court proceedings or can discuss offences such as pollution, intoxication and lack of certification.
If you are to be interviewed under caution we can help you through this too. We’re experienced at talking to the relevant authorities, and can represent you during interviews, providing support and professional assistance at a stressful and unnerving time.
Latest News & Blogs
A recent London arbitration decision has looked at how a receiver’s claim for the diminution in the value of a cargo, which arose solely because of the delay by a ship caused by the owners of the vessel, should be interpreted against the backdrop of the Inter-Club Agreement (ICA) wording.
One area where there may need to be a change of tactics and approach in the event of a no deal Brexit, relates to the enforceability of UK court judgements in countries which are part of the EU.