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Our marine lawyers work with clients in the workboat sector concerning a wide variety of vessel types, from tugs and harbour launches to dredgers, pilots, ferries and crew transfer vessels. Our work for clients in this sector covers port construction and infrastructure projects, aquaculture and subsea work, and offshore energy support in relation to constructing and operating offshore wind farms.

Our marine lawyers offer a deep understanding of this specialist area of law and will work with you to find commercial and practical solutions.

How can we help you?

  • Sale and purchase of workboats.
  • Finance of workboats, whether for borrowers or lenders.
  • Advice on drafting commercial agreements, including the BIMCO SUPPLYTIME, TOWHIRE, TOWCON and HEAVYCON forms.
  • Handling disputes under marine contracts, such as hire, demurrage and tug & tow liabilities.
  • Advice on collisions and the knock-for-knock issues that arise.
  • Assistance with Maritime Accident Investigation Bureau and MCA interviews.
  • Personal injury claims in relation to workboats and ferries.

If you would like to learn more about how we can assist you, please contact our specialist marine lawyers on 023 8082 7416 or by emailing


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