Linda Jacques

Linda Jacques - Partner

Linda Jacques specialises in all aspects of shipping and logistics law involving the carriage of goods by sea and land, covered by charterparties, bills of lading and CMR documents. She has considerable experience of London arbitration as well as multi-jurisdictional disputes in those areas. Linda also advises on offshore and shipbuilding disputes. Linda has dealt with a wide range of contract disputes in shipping and logistics involving claims for damage to vessels and cargo.

Linda acts for insurers, owners, operating in the shipping and logistics sector worldwide.

  • Linda is a contributor to a Westlaw UK Insight into shipping.
  • She regularly appears in the marine press including Container Management Magazine and the Portside newsletter.
  • Linda contributes to and edits the LA Marine Charterparty and Logistics Bulletins, which cover recent shipping and logistics cases.
  • Linda regularly speaks on shipping and logistics issues. She recently presented to the legal and policy group and the shipping and transport group of BIFA.
  • Ranked in Chambers UK 2015 for Shipping (UK-wide)
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017

Recent work

  • Assisting and advising owners and charterers affected by the collapse of one of the largest bunker suppliers in the world, OW Bunkers.
  • Dealing with claims for off-specification bunkers provided to a vessel by a time charterer.
  • Handling a large case arising from the liquefaction of a cargo on board a ship.
  • Bringing a case under CMR case in the English Court following a large theft of valuable items.
  • Defending a claim brought under a shipbuilding dispute on a new build.

I have noted how good it is to have you as a very reliable lawyer in Southampton and will keep you in mind whenever we are looking to outsource anything like this in the South coast in the future.

Charles Boyle | Nautilus International

Chambers & Partners Review

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Linda Jacques advises on a range of contentious matters concerning commercial shipping and the carriage of goods by sea, including sanctions and charter party disputes. She is notable for her work on cases involving multiple jurisdictions.

The Legal 500 uk

recommended lawyer legal 500 uk
Lester Aldridge LLP’s shipping practice provides ‘excellent service’, with the lawyers being ‘very responsive and always available to assist at short notice’. Based in Bournemouth and Southampton, the team assists with transactional, regulatory and contentious matters, including arbitration.

Linda is described as a well-respected and empathetic’ team leader.

Latest News & Blogs

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.

No deal brexit
Feb
2019

One area where there may need to be a change of tactics and approach in the event of a no deal Brexit, relates to the enforceability of UK court judgements in countries which are part of the EU.