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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


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


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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Ports & Marinas

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With a long-established market presence, the marine practice group at Lester Aldridge LLP handles the full scope of shipping matters with a particular focus on transactions and litigation. The group also acts for clients in collision claims and personal injury matters. Practice head Russell Kelly is noted for his advisory work on the purchase and sale of vessels; Linda Jacques is also a key contact in the team.Close quote
Shipping: South East - Top tier
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"Superb team. Linda Jacques is fantastic."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.
Clients say: "The team are always friendly and keen to help. They are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of marine law and registration. We are very pleased to be working with this team of experts and value our working partnership."
Another client remarks: "They are very approachable and appreciate our business."Close quote
Shipping: UK-wide

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