Admiralty and maritime law of admiralty covers legal issues arising from all aspects of activities at sea involving international agreements and treaties. Disputes in this area could range from injuries and accidents to violations regarding shipping lanes, rights-of-way, waterborne commerce and maritime contracts of all descriptions.

We have considerable experience in Admiralty proceedings having acted for nearly three decades for Banks, Shipping Companies, Crew Associations, Brokers and Agents very often on instructions from London leading Admiralty practices. The provisions of the Supreme Court Act 1981 insofar as they relate to Admiralty proceedings are applied to Gibraltar by Orders in Council. Thus, the practice and procedure of the Admiralty jurisdiction within Gibraltar is almost identical to the Admiralty Court of England and Wales and the arrest procedures are almost identical.

We are experienced in dealing with most common actions in rem arising from:


•Charter parties

•Crew claims

•Management contracts

•Shipping arrest and international treaties

•Marine litigation, including protection and indemnity representation