Hicks has a wealth of experience in dry shipping work which forms
a substantial part of the firm's practice. Our team
responds to all the needs of major shipowners and charterers, cargo
owners and their underwriters, as well as those of smaller shipping
companies, P&I Clubs and insurers. It acts both for their
members and assureds and on direct instructions. The team provides a great depth of resources.
- Charterparty disputes
- Cargo claims
- Bills of lading
- MOA disputes
- Pooling agreements
- Contracts of affreightment
- Ship management
emerging out of contracts for the carriage of goods can be complex
and expensive. Our team has a proven track record and the
required high level of expertise. It handles disputes ranging
from complex demurrage and unsafe port claims, oil major approvals
and off-hire issues through to all problems arising from the carriage
of liquid/dry cargoes and notably contamination and shortage.
The firm's ethos is to resolve disputes
amicably where practicable either through negotiation or mediation.
This has been successful particularly in complex disputes arising
out of the sale of second hand vessels, shipbuilding, conversion and
repair contracts. However where needed, the team has successfully
represented owners and charterers in London maritime arbitrations
and in high profile litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal
and the House of Lords.
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