Given the volume of ships trading worldwide, the vast range of cargoes carried and the fluctuations of the market, shipping is an industry where disputes arise every day of the year. The size of modern ships and busy trading routes, combined with enormous cargoes and the unpredictability of the ocean, means that maritime accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. When things go wrong at sea the consequences can be huge in terms of human safety and reputation risk, as well as being stressful and expensive.
We have a strong Personal Injury practice that has expanded significantly over the past five years. The practice developed as a result of our renowned expertise in shipping. Whilst this still remains at the core of our practice, we have also built up a strong reputation in dealing with accidents across many of our other core sectors. The team has handled an unparalleled variety of instructions from high-profile clients across the marine sector, including underwriters and their insureds, ship owners and their agents, shore-based logistics providers, and oil and gas companies. Our team’s in-depth knowledge in their field ensures they are able to deal with all aspects of an accident. Our particular area of work includes:
• Contractual disputes
• Dry shipping disputes
• Marine casualty and admiralty disputes
• Marine insurance
• Offshore energy disputes (including LNG and floating production)
• Ports and infrastructure issues
• Advising on corporate governance issues
• All forms of joint venture agreements and strategic partnerships, including between shipping companies
• Cargo damage claim
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