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, marine insurance and international trade disputes for UK and international clients in all major international jurisdictions.

Our 20 strong team is based in Ipswich, London and Cambridge 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 the global enforcement of arbitration awards and judgements.

Our experience and client base

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

Our expertise

  • Bills of lading and cargo claims
  • Charterparties
  • Marine Insurance disputes and coverage advice
  • Insurance policy wordings
  • International dispute resolution
  • International sale contract drafting and disputes
  • Cruise and ferry line operation
  • Passenger, crew and stevedore claims
  • Freight forwarder and logistics disputes
  • Ship arrest
  • Ship building disputes

Shipping webinars

View the latest Shipping webinars from the team.

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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For general enquiries please call +44 (0)808 169 4320 or send a message from our Contact us page.