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Shipping Team 3c

Yachts and Superyachts

LA Marine is our specialist marine and shipping law department.

With offices in Southampton, Bournemouth and London we’re in a great position to offer you expert legal advice concerning all aspects of marine law.

Our friendly and approachable team of lawyers is highly experienced in all aspects of this specialist area and are here to help and advise you. We’re also a member of many federations and associations, including the British Marine Federation and are on the panel of legal advisors offering advice to members of the Royal Yachting Association.

Whether you need help with vessel sale or purchase contracts, charter agreements or claims regarding breach of contract, negligence or damage, we can provide you with the most appropriate legal advice to protect your interests. We also provide a fixed fee yacht registration service.

Meet the Yachting & Superyachting team

Chambers and Partners HNW 2019

Chambers HNW 2018
Global-wide: Yachts & Superyachts

The team offers clients a broad range of services, from assistance with sale and purchase contracts to charter agreements. Market insiders praise the firm, saying: “They really know their stuff, but are also have a very good personal approach and manner. They go over and above.”

A client comments on their experience working with firm, saying: “They are very good and approachable, and get issues sorted out.” A fellow yacht lawyer says: “They are a very good law firm, you get a very safe pair of hands for a very good price.

the legal 500 uk 2019

Legal 500 2019 Leading firm
Lester Aldridge LLP’s shipping practice focuses on transactional, regulatory, arbitration and litigation work. Notable experience includes contractual, financing, construction, and racing yacht sponsorship advice, as well as charterparty, contract and commodity disputes, security actions, cargo claims, personal injury defence, yacht damage cases, merchant shipping regulation breaches and trade warranty issues. In a recent highlight, Russell Kelly represented the owner of a motor yacht in a £2m class warranty dispute with its insurer after the yacht suffered damage during a grounding in Florida. Shawbrook Bank is another key client. London-based practice lead Linda Jacques and yacht specialist Louise Fuller are other names to note.
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