Shipping and Maritime law is a highly demanding area of law and offers a wide variety of matters and challenges day to day. The shipping industry revolves around international trade and the global economy and so shipping lawyers have a 365 day, 24-7 role given the pan-global nature of the role. The global hubs for shipping law include Greece, Singapore and Hong Kong and so there is usually an element of travel with shipping lawyers who often go abroad to meet clients and ship owners.
Shipping law manages any dispute at land or sea relating to the carriage of goods or people inclusive of the financing, insurance and decommissioning of the vessel carrying them, naturally across different jurisdictions. Lawyers within this sector have often specialised in commercial contracts, commercial litigation and tort throughout their career. Often a record of excellent academics throughout your academic career is also required. Those from a naval background and ex-mariners also go onto become excellent shipping lawyers.
Within the UK shipping law is centred within London and key port cities such as Newcastle and Liverpool.
Our consultants work with top tier international law firms with highly shipping departments and P&I Clubs of the International Group so please do get in touch if maritime law is an area of law you are wishing to pursue.