NQ+ Shipping Lawyer

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BCL Legal
England, Suffolk, Ipswich
£42000 - £80000 per annum
22 Apr 2021
20 May 2021
Himpal Bains
Job Title
Practice Area
Litigation, Maritime Law, Shipping
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

NQ Shipping Solicitor, Ipswich

***Retrain Opportunity***

This tier 1 ranked regional heavyweight practice is seeking a Shipping Solicitor to join its Shipping & International Trade team based at its Ipswich office.

This is a brilliant opportunity for a commercial litigation solicitor or solicitors working in commercially focussed disciplines to retrain in to shipping litigation. The role is unique in that the work very rarely handled outside of the City.

The Team
The firm's Shipping & international Trade team has wide experience of acting in complex, high value multi-jurisdictional and cross-border disputes for UK and international clients in all major jurisdictions.

They are familiar with leading arbitral institutions and procedures and have a strong ethos of achieving commercially sound outcomes and ensuring minimum disruption to your business.

The Role
The role will entail handling a caseload of shipping matters including:
- Bills of lading and cargo claims, including: security; recovery claims; limitation; obligations under Hague/Hague-Visby and Hamburg Rules
charterparties including Time charter issues (payment of hire; liens; off-hire; safe ports and places; vessel performance, ICA claims) and Voyage charter issues (laytime and demurrage; payment of freight; loading, stowage and discharge)
- Contracts of affreightment
- International sales contracts, including: passing and retention of title; arbitration in chains of sales
- Marine insurance, including: cover; double insurance; liability of brokers; duties of assured; effect of subrogation and assignment
cruise and ferry line operation
- Passenger, crew and stevedore claims
- Ship arrest
- Ship building

The Candidate
- Experience in commercial litigation or commercially focused discipline
- Excellent academics
- Trained with a reputable firm

What's on offer
- Competitive salary
- Comprehensive benefits package
- Opportunity to retrain with a top tier practice
- Contribution towards relocation costs if applicable


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