Marine law is a diverse although niche area of legal practice. The UK is a worldwide leader in the maritime industry and marine law involves many different aspects that often interact with one another, sometimes within multiple jurisdictions. Stirling Ackroyd Legal is a leading London law firm offering a full range of legal services to clients who are based in the UK and overseas. Our diverse team have many years’ combined experience in the various elements of marine law, and fully understand the various aspects that form part of this complex and unique area.
The full range of maritime and marine law services that we offer include all of the following:
- Contract negotiation and enforcement
- Insurance and disputes
- Commercial contracts
- Sale and purchase of ships and vessels
- Ship arrests and detentions
- Finance, including mortgages
- Personal injury
- Civil actions
- Professional negligence, including on the part of surveyors
- Dispute resolution
- Health and safety
- Criminal defence
- Energy law
Because marine law is such a diverse area, for a marine law practitioner, no two days are ever the same, due to the broad range of issues that may be involved in any given situation. In addition, because maritime and marine law will often involve dealing with multiple jurisdictions, it is essential to have a flexible outlook and a thorough knowledge and understanding of the relevant laws and how these are applied.
In contentious matters relating to marine law, we will work with you with a view to reaching a favourable outcome as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible. For non-contentious matters, we will offer advice and guidance in all aspects of your activities. If you or your business are involved in the maritime industry in any capacity, it is extremely important to have skilled and experienced legal advice and support, along with the assurance of swift responses and appropriate action whenever necessary. It is also essential to obtain immediate advice in the event of an emergency, for example in cases of ship arrests and detentions, collisions or in the event of a fatality, whatever the circumstances.
For more information on the full range of maritime and marine law services that we offer, please contact us without obligation, and we will be very happy to help you.
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