Ship arrest or release
Dry and wet shipping
Personal Injury and crew wages
Ship buy or sell
Dry and wet shipping would include matters of a contentious and non-contentious drafting of agreements, shipping and other documents including negotiations.
Within contentious the areas covered but not limited to are International Commercial and Contractual Disputes; Letter of Credit; FOB, CIF contracts; Lay time; Demurrage; Safe port; Seaworthiness; Notice of readiness; Breach of warranty; Deemed earned clause on freight in a voyage charter; Off-hire events in a time charter; Delivery without production of the bill of lading; Through bill of lading; Cargo claims; Marine insurance claims; Shipbuilding contract; Ship repair; Arrests or Release of Ships; Bunker Disputes; Recovery of Unpaid Dues; Cargo Claims, Repairs; Claims, Liens, Towage, Salvage, Pilotage; Commodity Disputes; Damage Done or Received by any Ship; Freight, Hire, Demurrage, Lay time; Masters and Crew Claims; Necessaries & Supplies; Ownership, Possession, Building, Equipping; Shipping Litigation & Arbitration; Bill of Lading, Charter parties; Construction of Ships & Rigs; P&I Clubs, Settlement; Marine Insurance; Wet Shipping covers all aspects of shipping law includes claims that usually attend maritime disasters, casualties, accidents such as collisions, loss or destruction of freight at sea, piracy, explosion or capture by hostile groups, transgressing into territorial waters, oil spills, salvage, general average, statutory liability of ship owners for pollution also covering all claims that usually attend maritime disasters, casualties, accidents such as collisions, loss or destruction of freight at sea, piracy, explosion or capture by hostile groups, transgressing into territorial waters, oil spills, salvage, general average, statutory liability of ship owners for pollution.
Within non-contentious the areas covered are Sale and Purchase of ship; New Building contract with shipbuilders; Ship Mortgage; Ship Finance; Ship Agency; Port and Jetty Terminals; Port Projects and Developments; Ship and Asset Financing, Mortgage ; Ship or Rig Building agreements; Ship Registration and Flagging; Agreements & Contracts; Port Facilities & Regulations.
Shipping practice includes Protection & Indemnity (P&I) Settlements. Brus Chambers offers a comprehensive service covering the full range of commercial contracts and trading arrangements aimed for the shipping industry and being a shipping specialist advises on all aspects of international trade including sale of goods and letters of credit, documentary credits (UCP 600), trading terms and conditions (INCOTERMS). The firm has a specialised team within shipping advising crew members for recovery of unpaid crew claims or wages, unpaid master's wages, maritime personal injury and commercial litigation.