Arrests, Releases and Security


  • In general involved in arresting/attaching and releasing vessels and other assets in many jurisdictions across all of the continents, usually in connection with ongoing litigation or arbitration.
  • Some stand out cases included
    • Arresting the bulk carrier “Heavy Metal” and then litigating in South Africa to pierce the corporate veil between associated ship owning companies.¬† Succeeding on first instance and on appeal.
    • Acting for owners of a yacht damaged by a collision in the Fastnet race. Arresting the guilty yacht and obtaining a settlement greater than the limitation amount.
    • Obtaining and collecting security from the then Liverpool and London P&I club in singular circumstances through a well timed arrest shortly before their demise.