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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.”

Demurrage
Aug
2018

A recent judgment handed down by the Commercial Court in London, has raised an interesting question over a Banks exposure to claims, when they become the holder of an original bill of lading.

Cargo liens
Jul
2018

On the face of it, the right of a freight forwarder to exercise a lien for unpaid bills should be a relatively simple affair. Unfortunately, the complexities of modern supply chains can often throw up challenging situations, in which those rights need to be carefully weighed up, before deciding whether to exercise a lien over goods.

Misdelivery claims
Jul
2018

In a hotly contested battle between the owners of an oil product tanker and cargo owners, the English court has recently expressed its view on what time bar should apply to a misdelivery claim, where that cargo has been carried under a bill of lading, which incorporates the Hague Rules.

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