The legal experts for Superyachts, Ports & Harbours and the Marine Industry.
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The legal experts providing solutions for today and strategies for tomorrow.
Nick Horton is the founding director at Dorade Law. He has specialised in the legal issues affecting the yacht and marine industries since the mid-1980s and has a rare depth of knowledge and hands on experience in the subject.
He has been regularly cited as a leader in his field both by Chambers Directories and the Legal 500 over the last 25 years. His practice particularly involves the negotiation of newbuild and refit contracts and related services, including the management and resolution of disputes.
He read law at Merton College, Oxford, attended law school in the City of London and trained with the leading yacht law firm of the time. He is a trained mediator.
Gus Lewis is a Director of Dorade Law. Gus previously spent 10 years heading up the Royal Yachting Association’s legal department where he gained extensive experience in negotiating with Government and regulators at all levels.
Before joining the RYA senior management team he was in private practice with ranked specialist maritime law teams where he focussed on the yacht and superyacht sectors and their associated industries. Gus’s experience advising port and harbour authorities combined with his comprehensive understanding of the interests of their stakeholders gives him a unique insight into the issues and challenges facing these sectors.
Gus trained and qualified with Clifford Chance and is a member of the Chartered Instituted of Arbitrators. Gus is a commercial RYA/MCA Yachtmaster and a keen sailor and powerboater.