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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.

Meet the Shipping & Yachting team

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chambers and partners uk 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.”

the legal 500 uk

Top_tier_firms

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

Approach voyages
Feb
2018

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.

Containers coffee
Jan
2018

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.

Are-shipowners-liable-for-their-employees-wrongful-and-reckless-acts
Jan
2018

The English courts have had to consider whether the owners of the Lady M were liable for the wrongful or reckless act of their employee in the context of a cargo claim, brought by cargo owners (Glencore).

The impact of GDPR in the Shipping Industry
Jan
2018

From May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR” will come into effect for the purpose of harmonizing national data protection laws across the EU states.

notice of arbitration
Dec
2017

In a recent case, the courts considered is a notice of arbitration was validly served if sent to the personal email address of an employee of a company.

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