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Shipping & Transport

Specialist Legal Advice

Shipping & Transport

With specialism in a range of services in shipping and transport law we have the expertise and flexibility to provide you with the best pragmatic advice and support at a proportionate and competitive level.

Marine Casualties

Through wide-ranging experience and expertise, we offer comprehensive legal support in shipping casualty work including crew and passenger personal injury claims, industrial disease, fatalities, repatriation, cargo claims, collisions, groundings and salvage. Available at short notice, we undertake detailed on-site investigations ensuring that important contemporaneous evidence and witness accounts are obtained. Our services range from advising and assisting on specific or single issues to conducting cases from the outset to their conclusion, whether that be pre-proceedings including ADR to litigation in the High Court, Admiralty and Commercial Court and County Court.

Shipping and Transport Regulation

Williamsons Solicitors has the largest criminal advocacy department in the region so we are aptly placed to offer the best advice and support in detentions, regulatory investigations and proceedings involving the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Inshore Authorities, DVSA and Police with the latter including but not limited to prosecutions relating to abnormal loads.

Ship Arrest

Shipping & TransportIn applicable cases, the purpose of arresting a ship is to obtain security for a claim but experience tells us that, more often than not, arresting a ship can result in a swift settlement. The Kingston Upon Hull District Registry which has an Admiralty List which is located less than 2 minutes from our offices and for a fixed fee, we can quickly assist to arrest in all manner of ‘in rem’ claims including repair disputes, crew wages and collisions.

Contractual Issues

Whilst claims involving the carriage of goods often involve contractual disputes, our services encompass a wide range of areas from cargo claims, hire, demurrage, syndicates and issues arising from RHA and BIFA standard terms.

Gordon SewellAs our leading Solicitor, Gordon Sewell has specialised in Shipping and Transport Law for over 10 years. In 2005 Gordon was called to the Bar before completing his qualified lawyers transfer examination to be admitted to the roll of Solicitors.  Gordon regularly represents client in Court and case load ranges from low to high value, simple to complex and always underpinned by a team ethos with the client. His down to earth, commercial orientated approach is well received.

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4.89 Average

144 Reviews

Mrs Margaret W

I am new to Williamsons, my first time with them. It’s been a positive efficient and friendly experience. So much so that I won’t be going any where else in future. Thank you to all at Williamsons!

Brian R

This is the third housing transaction Williamsons has done for me in the last year and I have been very satisfied with the proceedings . I particularly admire the capability and knowledge of Suzanne Spooner who is a very smart lady.

Mrs Robinson

Smooth and easy sale and purchase. Extremely helpful and supportive. Kept me informed at all times. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much.

Mr & M

Excellent professional service from Jane Cousins and her colleagues in the conveyancing department.

Mr and Mrs Height

The team excellent

Michael S

A pleasure to deal with, helpful and polite during the sale of my property. Thankyou.

Mr and Mrs Mooney

Always someone available to talk with us which was very much appreciated. Many thanks for a very quick and efficient service. A house sale made very easy for us. Many thanks once again.

Mr Hall

Always upfront, helpful and on the ball.

Mr and Mrs England

We picked Williamsons to write our wills based on the reviews online. It’s true to say that those which recommended their services were totally accurate. We started the process only having a vague notion of our requirements but with Alison’s excellent coaching we ended up with wills which have ensured our wishes are fully captured. The whole process was friendly yet very thorough and we were given clear, understandable, explanations of each and every element. From this experience we have no hesitation in recommending Williamsons services.

Mrs Woodhouse

Professional and prompt Highly recommend

Gary G

I used a google search looking for local solicitors within the Hull area and Williamson's where at the top which provided me with great confidence to contact them. I 110% satisfied with the service I received I could not fault any of it from the very first phone call to the final summary email. Service was exceptional. Bill him self was great and very helpful.

Carla

Wayne Walker was amazing throughout my whole case. He kept me upto date and always had time for me when I needed support. I couldnt have asked for a better firm of solicitors would highly recommend to anyone.

Mr Stephenson a

Great service. Fast and informative responses. Great at answering our first time buyer questions. No problems at all!

Anonymous

Couldn’t ask for a better service, very helpful.

Anonymous

Absolutely first class service from start to finish. Open, transparent with costs and all work carried out in a fast timely manner. Highly recommend the use of Williamson’s conveyance services.

Miss S

Very good company. I will always use Williamson's for any legal matter. Efficient,friendly and helpful.

Anonymous

Would just like to mention your Bridlington branch is so highly recommended. We have had the most efficient & fast legal work done by one of your brilliant Solicitors called Lauren. Can I add no stress what's so ever. Thankyou Williamsons Solicitors & thankyou Lauren.

Anonymous

Have used this firm for both buying and selling properties and would use them again. They've always been fair and reasonable in what they charged and done their best to keep me informed on developments in above transactions.

Philip P

Williamson's Solicitors provide first class advice, efficiency and are very obliging. We would highly recommend their services.

Mr and Mrs Emmerson

After a long haul with our house sale, we where pleased with the professionalism shown at all times, with friendly approachable staff at Bridlington.

Mr & M

Excellent professional service throughout, couldn't fault anything. We found them to be very thorough and looked out for our best interests at all times! We are intending to purchase another rental property and will definitely be using Williamsons in Beverley. Thank-you again Amanda for all your help and expertise!