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Shipping Team 3C

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.”

Speed and consumption claimsnditions
Mar
2019

A recent arbitration decision considered a good weather clause which included two descriptions of wave height, causing the charterers and the owners to take opposing views.

Brexit Authorised Economic Operator
Mar
2019

With Brexit on the horizon, there is now a big push at Government level to encourage UK companies to apply for Authorised Economic Operator status.

Charterers liability for cargo claims
Feb
2019

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.

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