Pitmans’ lawyers have expertise across a range of marine and aviation matters. Pitmans combine this experience with a full and comprehensive knowledge of the insurance aspects of the marine and aviation business. Pitmans’ lawyers can advise on marine charter party disputes, collisions, demurrage, FOB and cargo disputes, ports and harbour disputes, sea walls, berths and jetties, wreck removal, dredging, reclamation and beach nourishment, as well as pollution issues. On the Aviation side Pitmans can assist with engine damage, heavy landing, regulatory and CAA disputes, loss or damage to crew and associated liabilities, limitation funds and wet and dry lease disputes. Pitmans can also advise on the non-contentious side of both the marine and aviation industries, including sale and purchase agreements and the funding of vessels and aircraft.

Who do Pitmans’ Aviation and Marine lawyers work for?

Pitmans’ lawyers advise a range of marine and aviation clients. Pitmans aviation clients include Omega Air and Starflight Aviation, as well as a number of smaller aviation operators. Their non-contentious clients include Ryanair. Pitmans' marine clients include Red Funnel and Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co – Operative in relation to cargo business and owners of vessels. Pitmans represents dredging companies and major ports and marinas.

Do Pitmans’ Aviation and Marine lawyers have any particular areas of expertise?

Pitmans lawyers are very experienced. David Gwillim has over 35 years experience in disputes relating to ports, harbours, and marinas and has advised on wreck removal, dredging, pipelines, rock armour, jetties and berths. Pitmans’ marine lawyers also work closely with loss adjusters and marine consultants on a world wide basis, including foreign lawyers and correspondents. Using Pitmans’ network of overseas lawyers, Pitmans can advise on disputes on a worldwide basis. Stephanie Perry assists clients requiring Corporate and Finance advice.

Why choose Pitmans’ Aviation and Marine lawyers?

Pitmans give professional advice in the marine and aviation sectors in a practical, friendly and sensible manner, delivering services in a price competitive and timely manner.

David Gwillim is the main contact within the firm for contentious aviation and marine matters. Stephanie Perry is the main contact for non–contentious work.

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