In the current political climate, financial sanctions continue to create problems for ship owners, operators, financiers and insurers. The maze of UN, U.S., EU and UK sanctions may impact voyage routes and deliveries with potentially serious ramifications.

Environmental issues always add an extra element to any casualty. Aside from the potential widespread consequences and involvement of external bodies, such as ITOPF, environmental issues can also be a PR crisis. Our casualty and admiralty lawyers are supported by our environmental team in advising on pollution and SCOPIC cases, bearing in mind the various conventions and directives on the prevention of pollution, including MARPOL, HNS, and conventions and directives addressing the issues of dumping, waste and wreckage.