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Stewarts Solicitors

Expert solicitors throughout Northern Ireland

Marine & Transport

Marine Law

Whether your connection to water is for business or pleasure we can help you. We are solicitors for a number of major marine insurers and have acted in relation to a number of high-profile legal disputes involving vessels, their owners and their crews. We advise on the full range of marine-related issues, including the following:

  • Arrest of vessels
  • Cargo disputes
  • Charterparty disputes
  • Crew and passenger claims, including Inquests
  • Dock damage
  • Hull damage
  • Pollution
  • Salvage
  • Regulatory issues and prosecutions
  • Application for/transfer of fishing vessel licences
  • Casualty response – collisions, explosions, fire, groundings
  • Limitation of liability
  • Marine insurance issues
  • Multi-jurisdictional disputes and transactions
  • Registration of vessels
  • Sale and purchase of vessels, including disputes

Transport Law

We work for all parties involved in the movement of freight – hauliers, freight forwarders and insurers, be it by air, rail, road or sea. We are panel solicitors for the Road Haulage Association and act for many high-profile companies.

Hauliers and their drivers, in particular, are subject nowadays to very stringent regulatory requirements and are at greater risk of prosecution than ever before. Losing your operator’s licence or your licence to drive can mean losing your livelihood. So, it is important that hauliers and their drivers have the right advice from Day One to best protect their position. We advise on the full range of transport-related issues, including the following:

  • Application for a road freight operator’s licence
  • Contractual disputes
  • Customs issues
  • Damage to goods
  • Employment issues
  • Freight issues
  • Insurance issues
  • CMR/COTIF-CIM/Warsaw-Montreal Conventions
  • Limitation of liability
  • RHA conditions of carriage/BIFA standard trading conditions
  • Regulatory issues
  • Multi-jurisdictional disputes and transactions
  • Vehicle and driver-related prosecutions

We work on a world-wide basis. So, our experience can assist you should you find yourself in trouble at home or abroad. But, more importantly, we have links to the best marine and transport professionals in many countries – worth their weight in gold.

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