Marine law firm
A true partner working with you to meet your maritime legal requirements
Acting for a broad spectrum of clients, including owners, insurers, financiers and builders, Blake Morgan’s marine lawyers provide expert, tailored legal advice on the specific needs of the industry including superyacht, leisure, insurance, finance houses and ports.
Our experienced and highly regarded team advise on all areas of marine law, including maritime and yachting, connecting seamlessly with colleagues in travel, banking, corporate, property and health and safety specialties to handle all kinds of disputes and contractual matters.
Main Areas Of Practice
Blake Morgan's marine lawyers help clients navigate legal requirements to achieve their business objectives.
Working with a trusted network of specialist advisors, such as surveyors, yacht managers and crew agencies, our marine lawyers advise on all matters relating to superyacht ownership including the sales and purchases, refits of yachts and their registration throughout the Red Ensign territories.
Our expert team of marine lawyers work with underwriters and owners in respect of policy terms as well as a variety of claims including all manner of third party claims and those arising out of collisions, salvage, machinery damage, along with support to return the vessel to its pre-incident condition including refit and repairs.
The team has considerable experience advising owners, builders and suppliers to the yachting industry on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes including breach of contract, conformity to build specifications and sale of goods. Operating via a network of recognised law firms, our expert lawyers offer cross-border advice in all jurisdictions.
We are experienced in advising lenders and individuals in relation to financing the construction and purchase of yachts and other vessels including transactions crossing multiple jurisdictions.
We advise the marine industry on all their legal needs including preparing terms and conditions, enforcing contractual rights and defending claims.
Our marine lawyers are highly skilled in advising on serious incidents on board and/or between vessels including salvage, collisions and catastrophic personal injuries.
The Blake Morgan property team are experienced in the development regulation and/or contractual matters related to ports.
Advising underwriters and the Owner of a 72m superyacht following a collision in Turkish waters including obtaining security and agreement on English law and jurisdiction and recovering underwriters and the Owner's losses relating to the collision.
Advising underwriters in respect of a machinery damage claim in respect of a superyacht in excess of 125m and the recovery of the repair costs.
Acting for a builder in respect of a dispute arising out of a delivery of a 50m superyacht and its conformity with the build specification.
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