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Marine and transit personal injury

We cover the spectrum of marine and transit/logistics-related personal injury claims, including all types of accidents and incidents occurring at sea, in harbours/ports and otherwise land and transit-based, from high value cases involving fatalities, to class actions with multiple claimants, through to smaller and volume claims.

This includes work-related claims, such as:

  • slips and trips
  • crush injuries
  • falls from height
  • manual handling injuries
  • occupational disease/repetitive strain injuries
  • illness outbreaks
  • assaults on staff

Also leisure-related claims, including accidents arising out of sports and hazardous activities, incidents involving yachts and jet-skis, through to collisions with scuba divers, swimmers and other pleasure craft in the water.

They have a very broad knowledge of all issues relating to Port Authority and vessel operations, as well as stevedoring issues.


Their particular strength is in contracts for carriage and bills of lading matters.

Chambers & Partners 2016

Weightmans LLP's team has 'strong business acumen and industry knowledge'. Department head Phil James has 'excellent working knowledge of legislation'.


Weightmans LLP handles contentious and non-contentious marine, logistics and transport matters, and acts for names such as Peel Ports Group, Bibby Line Group, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, British Marine, AIG, and Champion Tankers.

Legal 500 2015