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Lucy is located at:

Southampton Office
Alleyn House
Carlton Crescent
SO15 2EU
DX: 96882


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I wanted to extend my thanks and gratitude to you for your excellent counsel throughout this process, right from beginning to end over the course of what was in the end more than a year. Your conduct of the matter was exceptional and you are a credit to your Firm.Close quote
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Lucy’s professional and effective approach was very much appreciated in what I know was a quite (thankfully) unusual case and tricky to navigate. Being quite a stressful time for me, this was invaluable in ensuring that I was fully prepared. This also put me at ease on the day and Lucy’s handling of the hearing ensured we achieved the outcome we were seeking.Close quote
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May I take this opportunity to thank you for an exceptional service and in particular to thank you and your colleagues for the excellent communications keeping us fully informed throughout the process.Close quote
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I work with Lucy Goff. Her technical knowledge in the area of shipping is outstanding.
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Lucy acts for clients across the leisure marine industry in relation to contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, marine insurance disputes and criminal proceedings arising out of marine incidents.

Lucy has particular experience with personal injury and fatality incidents, including dealing with Coroner inquests and accidents arising out of collisions. Lucy is also regularly instructed in relation to arrest cases and has acted for repair yards, necessaries suppliers, crew, mortgage companies and P&I clubs in relation to the arrest of vessels and sale through the Admiralty Marshal.

Alongside her contentious work, Lucy advises owners, managers and yards on contracts relevant to the yachting and superyacht industry including sale and purchase transactions, re-fit and yacht charter agreements.

Lucy’s considerable sailing experience enables her to provide comprehensive and relevant advice on a wide range of matters from both a legal and practical perspective.

In common with all members of LA Marine, Lucy often speaks and provides training on a variety of topics to a number of associations in the sector.

Recent examples of work:

  • Acting for underwriters in respect of an inquest following a fire on-board a vessel and associated civil claims.
  • Acting for a sponsor in negotiating new sponsorship agreement and purchase of IMOCA 60 for Vendee Globe 2024 campaign.
  • Advising on criminal prosecution and associated civil claim stemming from a collision between two vessels.
  • Advising a yacht owner in relation to a dispute with a contractor regarding the price and quality of refit works.
  • Acting for a marine finance house in respect of the arrest and sale of a workboat following mortgage default.
  • The arrest of a superyacht to recover unpaid crew wages.

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