Ian Douglas Lawrie QC
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Marine regulatory law specialist with an emphasis and focus on work connected with collisions, pollution and fisheries work. In particular reaches of section 58 and 100 Merchant Shipping Act 1985, application and breaches of SOLAS and MARPOL and ISM Code application and compliance including advice on auditing and breaches. Offences under the Common Fisheries Policy and attendant domestic legislation, trawler operations, fish licensing and breaches of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 and confiscation proceedings against fishermen under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Cases of note: DEFRA v Joy & Bossom  EuLR 765. Challenge to DEFRA in respect of variable monthly catch limits for under 10 metre fishing vessels; HSE v MV 'Arnana' Ltd  1 Cr App R (S), appeal on behalf of company fined for breach H&S breach. Fine reduced from £40,000 to £15,000; MFA v Barnes  11h November EWC. Total costs and fines of £21,500 reduced to £40 on appeal. Issue raised as to the extent fines and costs should be imposed on top of significant confiscation order.
Called 1985, Gray's Inn; QC 2011. Recorder on Western Circuit.
CBA, UKELA and Western Circuit.
University of Warwick (LLB Hons).
Environment; Litigation - commercial