Local lawyers and in-house legal teams
Your local and in-house lawyers are your first point of contact but there will be times when they need specialist expertise in English law, which governs contractually so much that happens at sea and to shipping. There might also be times when they find themselves out of their comfort zone or simply too busy, so they need help.
Quite properly, they don’t always want a London firm to take over, so we’ll be there to support, advise and consult on a sensible fee basis. We understand the issues and one of our Tugadvise team was the in-house counsel for a major tug operator for over a decade before joining us. We therefore have great respect for our legal colleagues around the world and that’s how we act – as colleagues.