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Shipping & Transport

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

108 Reviews

Anonymous

Professional and courteous team. Recommend highly.

Gareth M

I’ve rated my experience with Williamson’s solicitors as excellent. My case was handled by Mr. Gordon Sewell. Mr. Sewell was very quick to get to work on my case, as was necessary at the time. Everything he did for me was thorough and made sure I had every chance in my case. Everything Mr Sewell did for me turned out a success and I couldn’t have been happy with the way he dealt with myself, could communicated with myself and dealt with the case in its entirety. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Williamson’s solicitors again should I require it and would recommend their services to anyone. In fact, I already have since my experience! Thanks again Gordon.

Dom W

Recently used Williamsons Solicitors as part of a remortgage and some other matters. Can't fault their service at all. Carey dealt with my file and was polite, professional and informative from beginning to end. Always kept me up to speed with progress. I would highly recommend them.

Mrs Margaret W

Excellent service with a friendly face

Mr Martin a

Was very happy with the service given by Williamsons solicitors who dealt with the probate of a friends will and also the selling of her property. Especially Diane Ramsden whose help was invaluable.

Anonymous

Williamsons took on my case following the collapse of another Hull legal practice. Despite them having to pick up a large amount of work already completed by others, they worked tirelessly to ensure the correct outcome for me. I cannot recommend this company highly enough, they go above and beyond the norm to make sure their clients are treated fairly.

Anonymous

We used Williamsons for selling and buying a property, we found Jane Cousins and her assistant Sam Pollard to be pleasant, professional and efficient. Lisa on reception downstairs was particularly helpful and polite. Thank you to you all.

Mr J G

Avery good service with very professional and knowledgeable staff.

Anonymous

Brilliant, thank you for helping me make this process easier.

Mr G B

I would recommend Williamson’s to any potential client. From the onset I was supported throughout a very difficult conveyance and my solicitor was very professional at all times. It is advisable to engage the services of a local company and not one advised by online estate agencies. Very competitive pricing too. Thank you Williamson’s.

Mr and Mrs Overall

Very helpful quick excellent service Have dealt with both Jenny Holloway and Emma Hudson in the past and on each occasion have found them both excellent and would recommend them both to any future clients Thank you once again for your excellent professional service

Mr C P

Brilliant communication and a first class effort despite a Rocky move, Jenny and Emma at the Hull city centre branch where fantastic.

Ms A

Very helpful and attentive, would definitely recommend Samantha/Jane of Williamsons sollicitors

Sue L

Our solicitor Carey Robinson was at all times helpful and professional, nothing was too much trouble. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and family.

Barbara C

I have used Williamsons Solicitors twice this year - for obtaining probate and for the sale of a leasehold flat and on both occasions I have found Williamsons to be extremely efficient and speedy. They were very knowledgeable and kept me well informed at all times. Any queries I had were answered promptly and all advice given was accurate and most helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend Williamsons to anyone in need of a first class, reliable and customer friendly solicitor. Thank you for making a traumatic situation as stress free as possible.

Mrs B O

Very apprehensive at the start. From the first contact with Williamsons they were reassuring. Kept up tpdate with the whole process , guided and informed from the start. Pleased with the outcome and my special thanks especially to Mr. Smith and his team Betty Osborn.

Mr Neil P

Great service and always kept up to date with everything, felt i was given the personal touch and not just a client, I used Williamsons to sort out my late fathers estate in which he left in such a mess, and also the sale of a house I will recommend to others and certainly use again Thanks Neil x

Mr N P

Our solicitor Gemma Foster is always available to answer any of our concerns, keeps on top of time scales and perseveres with opposing solicitors even when they are not prepared to push our sales or purchases forward as quick as we often need . Highly delighted with the service we receive from Gemma .

Mr B a

Efficient and friendly service from all staff we had contact with. Very prompt and we were kept informed and up to date throughout the whole process of selling and buying our new house. Rachael who dealt with our case was the most efficient solicitor we have used for convenacying. I would not hesitate to use Williamsons again and will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Mr J T

Very pleased with the service you provided for me selling the property. Very efficient and will recommend to friends and family.

Carl B

Thankyou very much to Paul Kirby for the work he did . All of Williamsons staff that I dealt with was very friendly professional people and I would definitely use them again .

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