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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

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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

BIFA Trading Conditions 2017
Nov
2017

The 2017 edition of the standard trading conditions (STC) was launched by British International Forwarders Association (BIFA) on 1 October 2017.

Voyage charter
Nov
2017

In the recent case of “Pacific Voyager” the Court examined a novel point in relation to the obligation of an Owner under a voyage charter to send his vessel to her load port.

Oct
2017

A London arbitration tribunal recently considered issues surrounding the failure of the charterers to provide cargo to a vessel.

LONDON ARBITRATION 22/17 – Demurrage and Time Bar
Sep
2017

LONDON ARBITRATION 22/17 – Demurrage and Time Bar: The charterparty was an amended Asbatankvoy form and the vessel was chartered to carry a cargo of gasoil from Iran to Fujairah (UAE).

Cargo Claims and the Application of the NYPE Inter-Club Agreement
Aug
2017

In a recent London arbitration the tribunal had the opportunity to review the apportionment between owners and charterers for damages caused by sweaty cargo.

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