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The firm: Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless focuses exclusively on maritime and insurance law and comprises a team of lawyers with extensive practical experience and expertise in shipping, insurance, international trade and finance.

The firm is recognised for its dedication to the maritime industry and related sectors and has specialist personal injury, yacht and transactional teams.

The firm is supported by a network of long-standing legal contacts throughout the world with whom it works to provide the necessary international reach for its specialisms.

The firm’s lawyers are approachable and accessible, providing a dedicated service and the highest standard of advice and support to clients at every stage of a transaction or dispute. The firm also operates an emergency response team for marine casualties.

The firm has been advising on admiralty and shipping law for more than 80 years.

Types of work undertaken:Admiralty: specialist advice and representation is offered in relation to salvage, pollution, total loss, groundings, unsafe port claims, damage claims, collisions and public, official and casualty inquiries and investigations.

Shipping, insurance and litigation: the firm advises on a wide range of shipping, yacht and insurance-related matters, including charterparty/bill of lading contracts, marine insurance, cargo claims, commodity and related contracts, ship sale and purchase, ship building and ship finance.

Personal injury: defending claims against owners for marine injury, occupational disease and fatalities.

International: the firm handles work in Cantonese, French, Italian, Maltese, Mandarin and Spanish.

Number of UK partners 9

Number of other UK fee-earners 10

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