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Bournemouth Office
Russell House
Oxford Road
DX: 7623
Southampton Office
Mountbatten House
Grosvenor Square
SO15 2JU
DX: 96882
London Office
120 Moorgate


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Linda has absolutely brilliant sectoral knowledge and is really embedded in the market's trends.Close quote
Transport: Logistics client
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Linda Jacques of Lester Aldridge is noted for her logistics expertise. She regularly advises on contentious issues for a range of clients including freight forwarders.Close quote
Transport: Logistics (UK-wide)
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The specialist marine law team at Lester Aldridge LLP, LA Marine, is based on the south coast and is instructed by domestic and international clients on both transactional work and disputes. ‘Stand-out leader in the field‘ and contractual dispute specialist Linda Jacques is a key team member.Close quote
Shipping (Leading Individual)
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Linda Jacques is particularly innovative and responsive within hours of the request, which is relatively rare.Close quote
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I have worked with Linda on a number of complex legal disputes and issues that are important to us. She advises us on a wide breadth of legal issues on shipping and logistics issues. She is always extremely responsive and creative which as a business we appreciate. She gives us pragmatic and commercial options and valuable insight on issues, which are often complex and time sensitive. It is a real pleasure working with her.Close quote

Linda acts for clients all over the world and has an excellent understanding of trade issues which arise out of the carriage of goods by ship, air and land. It is common to find lawyers specialised in one of these fields but rarer to find a lawyer who fully appreciates the entire trade chain. She offers a pragmatic and incisive view to try and get issues and disputes resolved as cost-effectively as possible.

Recent examples of work or case studies

  • Shipping/LNG – Assisting in a matter where a client needed to assess whether they could terminate a charterparty as a result of problems with a ship gassing up.
  • Logistics/liens – Assisting a client with a dispute over a lien applied over a trailer and goods on board following the collapse of a haulage company.
  • Warranties/Hydrogen – Assisting a client with problems in the design of a ship fuelled by hydrogen, which included breach of warranty allegation.
  • Accidents- Assisting in the settlement of a claim between a seaman and a ferry company following an accident on a slipway.
  • Charterparty dispute- Assisting parties with issues surrounding deductions from hire.
  • Logistics/Purchase orders- Assisting in a dispute between the United Nations and a freight forwarder involving several carriages of cargo to the UN peacekeeping missions.
  • Towage – Assisting with an arbitration surrounding the Towcon form and the carriage of cargo using a semi-submersible vessel,
  • Salvage – dealing most recently with a common law salvage claim in the salvage arbitration branch Lloyds -in relation to the recovery of cargo.
  • Jurisdiction – Assisting a client to challenge the jurisdiction of the English High Court
  • Arbitration – assisting the client with the successful recovery of damages following the termination of a charterparty.
  • Off-Specification bunkers – assisting a client to deal with issues surrounding the supply of off-specification bunkers.
  • Clandestines – assisting a client to appeal the imposition of fines following the discovery of clandestines on a truck entering the UK.
  • Gafta arbitration – assisting a client to recover their losses under a sale contract from a sell back.

Read Linda’s latest interview in The Law Society Gazette  p19 (September 2023)

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