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Piracy, international emergencies, cargo recovery, shipbuilding, ship purchase, pollution and super yachts – these are just a few of the areas of law advised on by our lawyers in the shipping practice.

We are widely recognised across the globe as one of the world’s leading maritime law firms. We have specialist teams throughout our international network of shipping, admiralty and ship finance lawyers – as well as an international emergency response team including master mariners – advising a variety of clients, including many of the world’s leading shipowners, P&I Clubs, insurers, charterers, builders, traders and banks.

The firm has been involved in virtually every major maritime incident, including ship fires, sinkings, groundings, and collisions. We also handle cases involving every type of cargo, from fruit to weapons to liquefied petroleum gas, and every type of vessel, from naval vessels to cruise liners and many other kinds of commercial vessel. Our experience in this sector sees us advising clients globally on issues that affect them both on land and at sea.

Due to Ince’s expertise in this sector, the firm often deals with the most complex maritime cases, which frequently involve dealing with novel legal issues – sometimes before the courts, which means we are often involved in leading cases and authorities in this area.

So what can we offer you? Benefiting from the expertise we’ve gained over 140 years of practice and our pre-eminence in this area, you’ll build your knowledge on a range of interesting and often high profile cases – finding yourself at the cutting edge of the maritime law scene.