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Regulatory offences

Regulatory Offences

Not only is navigating the high seas and waterways a challenge but so is finding one’s way through the many rules and regulations in place to protect those using them.

If you find yourself in breach of regulations such as the Merchant Shipping Regulations or Harbour Byelaws, our team of approachable and experienced lawyers can help and advise you.

Here are just some of the areas we can advise you on and offer support:

  • Defending owners/skippers being prosecuted for breaches of Merchant Shipping Regulations, Harbour Byelaws and other relevant regulations (typically Col Regs, speed restrictions in harbours, pollution, intoxication)
  • Advice on offences, penalties, defences
  • Magistrates Courts and Crown Court proceedings – advice on most appropriate court and whether to elect for one or the other
  • Interviews under caution – advice on and representation during interviews

Whether you’re facing a regulatory offence or would like support whilst being interviewed under caution, we’ll be happy to help you in any way we can.

Latest News & Blogs

“About “ tolerances, currents and speed claims
Oct
2018

A recent London arbitration decision has examined a number of issues which crop up fairly regularly when dealing with speed and consumption disputes.

Carriage of goods by sea
Sep
2018

A useful summary of the principles of being an agent and the functions of a bill of lading has been provided by the Cypriot Supreme Court in the recent decision of Associated Agencies Limited v Roha Premium Potato Limited.

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