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Maritime law is both unique and diverse with many niche and specialist areas. Not only do our expert team have in-depth knowledge and great passion regarding the marine and shipping industries, they are also extremely down-to-earth and offer a friendly approach. Our lawyers really understand the marine and shipping sectors and the business needs that go hand-in-hand. In fact, several members of our team were formerly partners or senior assistants at leading shipping law firms in London. We not only have dedicated specialist marine law solicitors we also have other service area specialists that focus on closely related areas such the development of ports and marinas.

LA Marine’s clients include insurers, 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 and yacht owners.

As members of the National Workboat Association, British Marine Federation, British Maritime Law Association, Maritime Arbitrators Association, the Royal Yachting Association, the Cruise Lines International Association, British Freight Association and the British Ports Association, we take our responsibilities seriously.

Shipping & Logistics

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Our shipping & logistics marine lawyers work with clients around the world from maritime contracts to disputes. We work alongside insurers, investigators and loss adjusters, marine surveyors and P&I Clubs to ensure we understand the complete legal landscape and you get the best possible service.

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Yachts & Superyachts

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Our niche yachts and superyachts team have years of experience in the field and can provide you with the legal expertise you need both from a personal or business perspective.

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Ports & Marinas

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Whether you are a Port Authority, Harbour Commissioner or marine operator, our port and harbour development team have the knowledge, skills, and experience to support you in addition to advising on prosecutions for offences within the harbour jurisdiction.

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Workboats & Tug and Tow

Our marine lawyers provide a deep understanding of this specialist area of law and will work with you to achieve the best solution to any issues.

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Workboats & Tug and Tow

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Lester Aldridge LLP fields a dedicated marine law team, which is known as LA Marine, and was established more than 20 years ago. It is a major player in the logistics, shipping, leisure marine and superyacht sectors. Led by Russell Kelly, the practice provides extensive support to clients on matters such as commercial contracts, finance transactions and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. In addition, the firm is highlighted for its strong track record in dry shipping arbitration and litigation. Linda Jacques handles a varied portfolio of contentious work, including cases involving collisions, the loss of cargo and loss of life on ships. She is also notably experienced in contractual disputes.Close quote
Shipping: South East - Top tier
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Great industry knowledge, great client care skills, very on top of the law in their area.Close quote
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High responsiveness, very creative, excellent business acumen and industry knowledge, good value for money.Close quote
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When it comes to marine matters, the team of marine specialists at Lester Aldridge are the best in business. They are proactive, knowledgeable and always available and happy to help.Close quote
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They are proactive, knowledgeable and always available and happy to help.Close quote
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Solid group highlighted for its adept handling of both wet and dry shipping matters. Acts for owners on a range of issues, with a 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. Clients include marine insurers, port authorities and yacht owners.
One client says: "They are specialised in shipping law and offer not only immediate availability and personal and direct advice to clients, but also a good level of legal services."
Another says: "They are a good firm and specialists in marine litigation."Close quote
Shipping: UK-wide

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