Keystone’s dynamic and client-focused team of specialists offer a full package of marine and shipping services, and our global network of firms, surveyors and other experts gives us international capability combined with local knowledge.

In the yachting and superyacht sector we advise prospective buyers, owners, banks and marine companies in the leisure sector such as management companies and marinas, crew and charter businesses.

We regularly act on behalf of insurers in relation to subrogated recovery claims and personal injury actions involving yachts and superyachts. We deal with claims involving yacht cradle and mooring failures, storm damage and theft. We also offer a bespoke investigation and reporting service in relation to accidents aboard all types of passenger ships and commercial vessels. Clients include Lloyds underwriters, P & I Clubs and individuals. Our insurance specialists advise on all aspects of marine insurance, including policy coverage disputes and policy drafting.

In relation to national and international trade we offer a dispute resolution service in respect of cargo and freight claims, whether this involves carriage of goods by sea, air or road. We also deal with claims involving warehousing disputes. The marine team can also advise in relation to contracts for the carriage of goods.

In the event of marine casualty our 24-hour response service enables us to quickly mobilise key individuals in order that crucial evidence is preserved and early investigation achieved. Members of the team include ex-mariners with a wealth of experience in dealing with casualties and investigations.

Our experienced lawyers often host seminars and training to marine organisations including the BMF, the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS), and the Maritime Training Academy (MTA). They also lecture and examine on the MCA Master Yachts course for aspiring superyacht captains as well as on various courses for marine surveyors and brokers and on marina management courses.

Keystone lawyers are members of a number of trade associations and federations including the London Maritime Arbitrator’s Association (LMAA), the British Marine Federation (BMF), the Professional Yachtsmen Association (PYA), the International Superyacht Society, Superyacht UK and the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA).

For further information or to discuss a matter please telephone 020 3319 3700 or click here to email us.

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