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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

204 Reviews

Mr & M

Wet happy with the comprehensive and personal service Thank you

Mr and Mrs Betts

Excellent client service- professional and courteous. Thank you to Madeleine.

Anonymous

I chose Williamsons to act as my conveyancers and I have been super impressed with their professionalism and ethics to act on behalf of their client. My process was a long one, due to no fault on Williamsons part, but they never dropped the ball and continued to chase the other party until we got the answers we needed. I would choose them again in a heart beat and recommend their services.

Mr T W

Fantastic service from Williamsons Solicitors especially Rachael Scott who handled everything brilliantly from start to finish. Thank you

Mr Beevers

Happy with the work done on my behalf

Mrs T D

Hello, I had a lovely experience at Williamsons. Alison and Katie made everything really easy for me and were really helpful 2really nice people.

Anonymous

Brilliant service from Williamsons. Very efficient and quick responses to any questions or queries I had. Would highly recommend.

Anonymous

Excellent 5* service. We tragically lost our daughter and we found Williamsons Solicitors who guided us through all the claim process. They are extremely knowledgeable and professional with a personal style that made the journey more manageable. There communication is always prompt. Thoroughly recommend Wayne Walker.

A G

I can well recommend, I have received professional and honest service which lead to positive closure of the case. Always responded with care and fully involvement which gave me more confidence to continue. All advices during the progressing of the case was competent and mirrored current situation.

Mrs Hughes

The conveyancing team were excellent, extremely helpful and made sure that I felt valued at all times. A big thank you

Brian S

We would like to thank Gordon for his assistance and reassurance in dealing with the problem regarding the boundary hedge. His professionalism and manner are a credit to the company and we would certainly recommend him to friends.

Miss B

Beth Dyson and colleagues have been excellent during the purchase of my new house. Very responsive to email and phone queries, polite and professional, and the sale has been completed in 13 weeks from acceptance of the offer to completion. Given the current COVID-19 situation and how that has impacted on everyone, that's great. Thanks to everyone at Williamsons for making buying my new home so straightforward!

Miss S

Excellent service from Beth Dyson despite all the pressures of the Covid lockdown. Beth carried out conveyancing of my sale and purchase very thoroughly and efficiently with good communication and always in a helpful and friendly manner. Many thanks.

Joanna H

Well from the moment I met Wayne Walker his professionalism,clarity of thought, and aim to do the best job he can were all evident. He has been involved with my family for five years nearly and has always made me feel as though my views were relevant and integral to furthering the case. Wayne has highly developed organisational skills and we always felt just ‘looked after’ by Wayne snd Williamsons in getting through the very worst of times. Wayne sometimes needed to encourage me to look at things from a different perspective and he always achieved this with firm kindness. Wayne is a great professional but more importantly a fundamentally great human being. I will always recommend Williamsons and especially on the subject of clinical negligence I will always recommend Wayne. Full job well done start to finish. Thanks Wayne there are no words. Jo Hogg (Polly’s mum)

Anonymous

Williamsons Solicitors supported our family to succeed to a very high level. We cannot thank Sarah Jackson enough for her incredible support, dedication and commitment to understanding the finest detail of our case. Her dedication was phonememonal and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her in a heartbeat. Thank you for bringing closure to our case and for supporting us one hundred percent. We were informed at every stage within the case and knew we were in safe professional hands throughout. Many thanks, Mr and Mrs Appleton.

Asoka T

Very professional and a friendly team, specially Helen Lennon who handled my case.

Carl R

I was very happy with the way they handled my case and still got the result even in these hard times where having at the moment thank you to all involved and I’d recommend you to others

Angie L

Williamsons solicitors were professional, caring and efficient. They dealt with what was, a very upsetting experience I had via medical negligence. They kept me up to date, enquired about my well-being and were always available to either speak to me when I had concerns or answered my emails. They ensured that the compensation I finally received was in my best interests by advising what they thought was a too low first offer of settlement. I cannot thank them enough for the way they handled my case and for pushing for a better higher settlement figure. I would definitely use them again should I ever be in a position to need them Thank you so much.

Suzanne W

Would definitely recommend this company, very knowledgeable on all aspects. Extremely helpful with a caring and kind approach, made me feel at ease and comfortable. I was always kept informed at every stage of my case Very happy and would 100% use them for any other matter if needed Thankyou

Mrs Baker

Excellent service, made to feel very welcome, looked after from the very first minute.. would highly recommend to anyone looking for conveyancing on a property or setting up a will.

Mr W F

alison craven, provided excellent service and went above and beyond to make sure my will was sorted quickly with this current situation we find ourselves in. great,proffessional work.