• Cargo

  • Casualty


    Clients are highly impressed by the firm's ability to deliver a service that is 'exceptional, of good quality and extremely competent.'
    Chambers & Partners Europe 2017
    The firm's expertise regarding international issues is noted by a client who reports: 'They are professional and efficient; I would like to highlight their ability to handle multi-jurisdictional matters.'
    Chambers & Partners Global 2017

    Our dedicated and highly experienced marine casualty team; comprising of lawyers, Master Mariners and marine investigators, can be immediately deployed to support you in emergencies.

    Our global network of offices ensures we have a team available at all times of the day, wherever our clients are or the catastrophe is located. We have been involved in responding to the majority of shipping disasters over the last few years, and our work on these high-profile casualties has led to our team becoming a market leader.

    We support our clients from the moment they come to us for help, ensuring that the actions of our emergency response team tie in with the client’s own crisis management team so issues can be dealt with together as they arise. We ensure that all the evidential issues are anticipated, potential contradictions or inconsistencies are identified early on, and any evidence tested as much as possible before becoming reliant on it.

    We handle collisions, recoveries, salvage and general average, unseaworthiness, fires and explosions, grounding, total loss, transhipment, pilotage, personal injury claims, wreck removal and deep sea recovery projects.

    Contacts View all

    • Joe Walsh


    • Martin Hall

      Head of Marine Casualty

    • Gildas Rostain

      Managing Partner

    • Jai Sharma

      Partner / Head of Cargo Casualty

    • Irvine Marr


    • Chris Metcalf


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  • Highly regarded shipping practice with strong capabilities covering wet and dry shipping matters.
    Chambers & Partners UK 2018
  • Clyde & Co LLP's team provides 'practical and cost-effective solutions' and has a 'great international network'.
    Legal 500 UK 2017
  • The team is experienced, efficient and very knowledgeable.
    Chambers & Partners UK 2018
  • Accomplished shipping group, recognised for its full-spectrum coverage of issues in the sector. […] The group's abilities are matched by its broad geographic reach.
    Chambers & Partners Global 2017
  • The firm maintains a very strong reputation in contentious shipping matters. Peers note: 'They are very strong in litigation.'
    Chambers & Partners Global 2017

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