Shipping & International Trade

We are a UK top tier ranked team with wide experience of acting on complex, high value multi-jurisdictional and cross-border shipping, marine and international trade disputes for UK and international clients in all major international jurisdictions.

We are the only law firm in East Anglia ranked in the UK top tier by the Legal 500 for our shipping practice.

Our 20 strong team is based in Ipswich, London, Cambridge and Norwich, and has wide experience of acting in arbitrations under LMAA, LCIA, LME, ICC, GAFTA AND Sugar Association rules and in the English High Court.

We are able to assist in multi-jurisdictional disputes in all parts of the world, and with enforcement of arbitration awards and judgements. We have also acted for cross-border insolvency protection matters, and marine insurance claims.

Our experience and client base

Our Shipping and International Trade Team provides specialist advice for ship owners, charterers, P&I and Defence Clubs, international traders, freight forwarders, marine insurers, brokers and inspection companies.

Our Expertise

  • Bills of lading and cargo claims
  • Charterparties
  • International dispute resolution
  • Contracts of affreightment
  • International sale contracts
  • Marine insurance
  • Cruise and ferry line operation
  • Passenger, crew and stevedore claims
  • P&I Club Rules
  • Ship arrest
  • Ship building

The strength in depth of the firm’s people is a big plus. The friendly yet formal approach suits ours, when finding understandable explanations and solutions to a wide variety of issues in broader commercial matters as well as our particular niche in our sector.

Legal 500 [UK 2024]

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