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    • Jo Pummery - Bartons

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Ashfords LLP’s expertise includes cargo disputes, demurrage claims, maritime safety and international arrest. Charles Hattersley leads the practice, which represented the chef of a superyacht in a personal injury claim involving cross-border elements. It also acts for major banks such as Deutsche Bank Nederland on recovery work and ship security advice.

Bartons fields an RYA Yachtmaster-qualified team that handles casualty, fatal accident and personal injury claims, as well as ship arrests and marine trade disputes. Jo Pummery’s ‘knowledge of marine insurance is of a high standard’ and managing director Lee Hassall is ‘a very able mediator’. Clients include Pantaenius UK, British Marine and RBS.

Boutique firm Dorade Law has a particularly strong reputation in the yacht sector, where it acts for yards, managers and superyacht professionals. Nick Horton advises on shipbuilding and refit contracts, commercial contracts, EU regulatory matters and dispute resolution.

BLM’s contentious maritime practice covers marine casualty, personal injury and fatal accident claims, as well as medical negligence and workplace illness cases. The ‘remarkably clear and articulateGemma Pearce heads the practice and is a qualified barrister.

Nash & Co stands out for its ‘perfect knowledge of fishing vessel activities and European legislation’. Senior partner Guy Walker acts for harbour authorities, yacht brokers, P&I clubs and marine insurers.

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