The Shipping Group provides a specialist legal service to shipping companies, transport companies and their insurers. Clients include liner operators, shipowners, charterers, shipping agents, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, banks, insurers and brokers. We provide services such as legal advice and assistance in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Prettys also offers assistance with proceedings outside the UK by utilising an established network of experienced foreign legal correspondents.
Prettys offers a full range of dispute resolution from litigation (including ship arrest and injunctive relief) to arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
We are familiar with most of the commonly used international arbitration procedures including the ICC, the London Court of International Arbitration and the London Maritime Arbitrators' Association. We also have experience with arbitrations pursuant to the rules of the Refined Sugar Association, the Sugar Association of London, the London Metal Exchange, GAFTA and FOSFA. Prettys is a member of the LMAA.
What they say about us
Quoted from Legal 500 2012
Prettys “rates highly for value for money”, with Paul Dickie providing “good knowledge of shipping and logistics”. Dickie represented an Indian shipyard in drafting a $1.5m novation agreement.
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