Ports, harbours and the coastal environment in which they operate have been the focus of intense scrutiny both from UK and EU agencies on matters such as the environment, port safety and port security. This is in addition to the more regular legal issues which arise involving disputes with harbour users, suppliers, mooring licence issues, etc.
Dorade Law has a wealth of experience and expertise in advising port and harbour authorities.
We have been a sponsor of the United Kingdom Harbour Masters’ Association (UKHMA) Autumn conference and have contributed to Port, Harbour and Marina journals.
Dorade Law advises port and harbour authorities on their legal obligations and best practice to help ensure a safe working environment
Dorade Law can assist port and harbour authorities in responding to Government Consultations relating to actual and proposed changes in the law. We also advise authorities on their statutory powers and duties in public and private legislation and in the promotion of Harbour Revision Orders and Bills in Parliament to effect changes as and when they are needed.
The typical insurance arrangements of port and harbour authorities are complex addressing a variety of marine and non-marine risks. We have wide experience in advising underwriters on marine policies and limitation issues within the confines of a port or harbour.
Dorade Law advises port and harbour authorities on their legal obligations and best practice to help ensure a safe working environment. We can provide health and safety guidance based on national and international benchmarks.
We believe that by implementing a practical and integrated approach to health and safety a port should minimise its exposure to risk and be a profitable environment.