• Cargo

  • Casualty

  • Charterparties

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    Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration

  • Employment, Pensions & Immigration

    Employment, Pensions & Immigration

    There's a commercial and pragmatic approach across the team and they are very responsible and flexible.
    Chambers & Partners UK 2018
    They provide an excellent service. They are very knowledgeable technically and they put things across in a sensible and easily understandable way.
    Chambers & Partners UK 2018

    Offering crucial local employment advice to multi-jurisdictional marine organisations.

    Our dedicated employment team undertakes the full range of transactional and contentious work, covering domestic and international issues, including corporate immigration and therefore has the ability to support the marine industry globally.

    We have considerable litigation experience across a wide range of employee disputes, encompassing breach of contract, confidentiality issues, breach of restrictive covenants and fiduciary duty. Our emphasis is on resolution and we have used mediation techniques successfully in settling cases.

    We provide extensive training to clients on claims prevention and manager awareness as well as topical issues such as the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, which came into force in over 50 countries in August 2013 and continues to be ratified in an increasing number of countries.

    We work closely with many of our other teams in order to resolve any potential issues, for example working closely with our Health and Safety team in relation to employee injuries and deaths in the context of offshore activities.

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    • Charles Urquhart


    • Sara Khoja


    • Simon McConnell

      Managing Partner

    • Jenni Priestley


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  • Insurance

  • Owners & Operators

  • Shipbuilding & Offshore Construction

  • Superyachts

  • Transactional Shipping

  • Transportation & Logistics

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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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