Full service maritime solicitors with an innate understanding of the shipping industry with an approach that prioritises speed, straight talking and flexibility. Providing solutions that work for you.
You will want people who can deliver sensible legal and commercial solutions to the conflicts which are an inevitable part of shipping. Our team includes people who have first hand industry experience, including master mariners and a former naval architect and surveyor. We use that experience to quickly home in on central issues.Learn more
Admiralty and casualty
We guide clients through the legal complexities that major incidents throw up, be that a grounding, collision or fire, whether resulting in a total loss or involving salvage, on-shipment of cargo, GA, pollution or wreck removal.Learn more
Piracy and security
The world does not get any safer and it is difficult not to transit across waters where coastal states are subject to internal conflict and where your vessels are not potentially exposed to collateral damage from attacks by warring factions or criminal gangs.Learn more
Whatever your role in a maritime venture you will want to make sure that your commercial risk is insured. We provide contentious and advisory services to all stakeholders, including to insurers themselves.Learn more
Whether you are an oil, drilling, or service company or an insurer we are experienced in reviewing contracts and in dispute resolution.Learn more
International trade and commodities
When goods are delayed or their condition differs from what is expected, parties to sale contracts need on the spot advice as to what can and can’t be done against the counterparty and possibly against a transport provider, and as to what practical and legal steps to take to minimise exposure and to secure the best possible recovery.Learn more
- Dry shipping
- Admiralty and casualty
- Piracy and security
- Marine insurance
- International trade and commodities
Featured case studies
A run of the mill cargo claim was then anything but because the port was then bombed by the Saudi Air Force. The container cranes were knocked out and bomb damage was strewn across the quayside. The crew spent an uncomfortable night deep in the engine room.
Tatham Macinnes acted for a well known UK based ship sale & purchase broker following the discovery that their website had been cloned. They had received a call from a disgruntled trader in the Middle East who had sold a consignment of frozen fish via the fraudulent brokers, and had not been paid.