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  • Shipping commercial

    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 hone in on central issues.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Marine insurance

    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.

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  • Offshore

    Whether you are an oil, drilling, or service company or an insurer we are experienced in reviewing contracts and in dispute resolution.

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  • 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.

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  • Aviation

    We fly high! Aviation lawyers with an intimate understanding of the industry, and an approach that prioritises speed, straight talking and flexibility. Providing solutions that work for you.

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  1. Shipping commercial
  2. Admiralty and casualty
  3. Piracy and security
  4. Marine insurance
  5. Offshore
  6. International trade and commodities
  7. Aviation
Shipping commercial

Shipping commercial

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 hone in on central issues.

Learn more
Admiralty and casualty

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

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
Marine insurance

Marine insurance

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
Offshore

Offshore

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

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
Aviation

Aviation

We fly high! Aviation lawyers with an intimate understanding of the industry, and an approach that prioritises speed, straight talking and flexibility. Providing solutions that work for you.

Learn more

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NEWS & KNOWLEDGE

The “B Atlantic” Supreme Court Decision – Attempted smuggling is not a “malicious act”

On 22 May 2018, the Supreme Court published its judgment in the case of the “B Atlantic”.[1] The decision will be of particular interest to owners and operators whose vessels trade to areas where the risk of judicial detention is higher than normal. It highlights the risk that traditional war risks insurance may not respond […]

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Seaman Guard Ohio – @TheChennai6. Was Sri Lanka’s own floating armoury scandal to blame?   »

On November 28th 2017, over four years after their original arrest, the crew and men from the Seaman Guard Ohio were released having been acquitted of all charges by the Indian High Court in Medurai. They were driven from Chennai Central prison having won, not only what one of the men’s sisters described as their “battle […]

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Trading to Yemen – Where are we?   »

  Recent news in respect of the commercial maritime picture in and around Yemen culminating in the extraordinary reports of a missile attack on the Turkish flagged Ince Inebolu, has been difficult to unravel. Both sides of the proxy war are making claims and counter-claims to suit their respective narratives. An already complex environment is seemingly […]

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Shipbuilding – TM advises on contract for world’s largest cruise ferry   »

Tatham Macinnes (James Hickland) has advised Irish Continental Group Plc (“ICG”) on negotiation and drafting of a shipbuilding contract for construction of a cruise ferry which when delivered will be the largest in the world in terms of vehicle capacity. ICG announced on 2 January 2018 that it had entered into a contract with Flensburger […]

NEWS & KNOWLEDGE

Caution is needed when agreeing provisions that amend the knock-for-knock position

There is one good reason why there are many more solicitors dealing with marine claims than in the offshore and energy sectors. In traditional shipping, the parties are frequently in dog-fights over damage to cargo, demurrage, unpaid or disputed hire, general average and, of course, the occasional unexpected bump, towage or salvage. Conversely, offshore and […]

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Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference   »

Tatham Macinnes LLP spoke at the Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference. Simon Tatham talked about LOF , Alex Macinnes and Sora Jeon held a workshop on wreck removal, and Stephen Askins discussed  various global security risks facing salvors.  

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.

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A vessel in transit off the Niger Delta was attacked by two skiffs. After a chase and a sustained attack with automatic weapons some of the gang gained access to the vessel and stormed the bridge. Four crew were taken off the vessel and put into the skiffs.

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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.

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