Shipping and Maritime Law

Corporate and commercial law

Achieving successful commercial objectives involves collaborating with lawyers who understand your business, your commercial environment and your expectations for the future. Your lawyer should act as your business partner, offering advice to help you make better business decisions.

This requires people who can explain complex situations in plain English, provide dependable and accurate information, anticipate and manage risks, and develop solutions to get you a profitable outcome.

Shipping and maritime law covers a broad range of disciplines including fisheries, shipping, incidents and commercial matters. The maritime industry is governed with severe laws which aim to make an example of offenders.

People who work in maritime, shipping, fisheries and related industries are aware of the many complex issues and problems that can occur through lack of compliance and dealing with differing international laws.

Commercial Maritime Law

For maritime business owners, we provide sound advice for the sale and purchase of vessels, registration, ownerships and other legal matters related to running your business.


If you’re facing a marine sector dispute, we have lawyers with extensive experience in the resolution of claims and the regulatory defence of prosecutions.


We stay at the forefront of any changes to legislation governing the maritime sector and can provide advice about how any changes will affect your business.

How we help

We assist all businesses, large or small, with legal issues in the maritime sector. Our team of lawyers will provide you with effective solutions to keep your business operational and compliant. Our focus is always to act as your advocate to get you the best solutions and to mitigate any risks to your business.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Areas of expertise:

  • Sale and purchase of vessels
  • Vessel ownership and registration
  • Business management
  • Civil claims
  • Incidents
  • Fishing issues
  • Trade issues
  • Crew issues
  • Transport issues