Disputes lawyers experienced in defending and prosecuting marine related cases.
Our marine disputes experts have significant experience defending and prosecuting marine related cases involving marine regulatory offences and maritime safety.
Our practice includes marine licensing and fisheries prosecutions, harbour authority byelaws, special directions, general directions and harbour directions (including drafting new byelaws and directions) and maritime safety - both the Marine & Coastguard Agency and the Health & Safety Executive. We are also able to provide training to authorities considering bringing prosecutions.
We defend and prosecute for a wide variety of clients including harbour authorities, local authorities, fishermen, vessel owners and coastal businesses and developers. Our ability to prosecute places us at an advantage over firms that only defend because we are able to look at cases in the round and fully understand the evidential issues and pressures facing prosecutors. This experience is invaluable when we defend cases prosecuted by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, the Marine Management Organisation, the Environment Agency and the Health & Safety Executive.
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