The marine sector poses a unique array of challenges and opportunities. With its roots in the maritime industry, Hill Dickinson has unparalleled reputation, experience and knowledge in this area.
Our international marine, trade and energy practice is a substantial group with more than 100 dedicated marine legal experts – many with first hand industry experience, including eight former mariners and two yachtmasters.
With experts in London, Piraeus, Singapore, Liverpool and
Manchester, the practice comprises a number of highly
reputable teams: yachts; shipping; personal
injury and regulatory; commodities; and cargo and
logistics. Each of the marine teams works closely with an
international network of maritime lawyers, marine surveyors,
investigators and loss adjusters to provide the complete marine
legal service. Our marine lawyers are also on hand to attend
casualties, completions and other urgent
situations, with 24/7 availability if required.
In July 2009 our global reputation for shipping, commodities and transport work was further strengthened through the merger with London-based law firm Middleton Potts. The combined team offers its unparalleled client base an even wider range of advice and geographical reach.
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We work with clients across the entire breadth of the marine sector. From leading shipowners, cruise and ferry operators, charterers, shipyards, P&I clubs, and port and terminal operators, to underwriters and traders, salvors, and the cargo, logistics and warehousing industries. From shippers, traders, commodities end-users and trade associations such as GAFTA and the RSA, to specialist yacht finance houses and banks, owners and borrowers.