We are a Western Australian law firm practising predominantly in the field of Maritime and Admiralty law and associated commercial matters. Our clients include shipowners and charterers operating all types of vessels in all trades and marine industries, oil companies, shippers and receivers of bulk, break bulk, heavy lift and containerized cargoes, government bodies, hull and machinery underwriters, shipyards and ship financiers.
We are also correspondents in Western Australia for all but one of the members of the International Group of P & I Clubs.
We have been involved for a number of clients in legal aspects of the establishment, development and operation of the oil and gas fields off Western Australia since the installation of the Rankin A platform in the early eighties.
Our approach is commercial and practical given our thorough understanding of maritime matters and the requirements of our clients. We understand the value of urgent availability and response and give practical advice often in concert with recommended experts.
We are also involved on behalf of clients in the review and development of existing State and Federal legislation affecting maritime affairs.
We represent major Australian and foreign clients in a range of both routine and complex maritime disputes as well as non-litigious maritime commercial transactions including shipbuilding, ship financing, charterparties and general contractual matters.