Dale Stevens LLP is a highly regarded practice specialising in maritime, transport, trade and energy, insurance and commercial law.

Our practice, run from offices in the City of London and the Port of Felixstowe, has a reputation for excellence and innovative thinking.

Clients have the right to demand the highest level of service from their lawyers without being overcharged. We understand this and take great pride in understanding clients’ businesses, their needs and in working closely with them to ensure the best results are achieved. We take pride in our reputation for acting quickly and decisively and for being practical, tenacious and resourceful.

Our areas of practice include:
Carriage of goods, charterparties and bills of lading, international trade and commodities, port byelaws, harbour and pilotage, collisions and salvage, logistics and distribution, shipbuilding contracts and disputes.

We represent and advise a wide range of national and international clients, including P&I, defence and intermediaries clubs, hull and machinery, charterers and cargo underwriters, ship owners, managers and operators, salvors, brokers, trading and commodity companies, recovery agents, logistics and transport operators, port authorities and overseas lawyers.

We work in a global and increasingly competitive world. To meet the demands of such an environment we are available on a “24/7” basis and are geared to provide a swift and effective response to maritime casualties and clients' claims and needs worldwide.

Mike Dale
Jerry John Kemp

Michael Dale

Graduated  London University (Honours Law Degree) and University of Wales (M.SC  in Maritime Law). Specialised in maritime and commercial practice for  over 30 years advising on charterparties, bills of lading, insurance, port byelaws, international trade, commodities and oil, logistics and distribution, road transport, litigation and arbitration.

Extensive experience investigating national and international cargo loss and damage, fraud and scuttling claims. Acts for shipowners, charterers, banks, traders, port authorities, P&I and Defence Clubs, foreign lawyers and insurers. Named in legal directories as a “Leading maritime lawyer” and endorsed by clients for “clear concise advice..." and a “hands on, practically minded approach.".

Jeremy John Kemp

Worked as an average adjuster in Hong Kong and London and as a senior marine manager and claims handler with two major law firms. Has over 40 years experience in maritime and transport law working dealing with wet and dry cases including salvage, collisions, total loss, average disputes, cargo claims, hull & machinery and war risks policy claim and  P&I matters.

Travelled extensively worldwide interviewing witnesses and taking  evidence. Experienced in running cases both to High Court (and the Appeal Court) commercial arbitrations (including LOF salvage Arbitrations) and mediations.

Amanda Nichols

Graduated London University (BA) and Chester College of Law.

Qualified with a major London law practice. Extensive experience of  commercial and company law, including drafting and negotiating of commercial agreements, supply of goods and services, trading and supply agreements. Diverse range of clients and work including assisting foreign companies with deals and transactions in the UK as well as UK businesses seeking assistance on disputes or transactions involving foreign jurisdictions.

Consultants - Admiralty Team

Our Admiralty Team is supported whenever required by:

David Hebden
Specialist Casualty Investigator

Master Mariner and qualified solicitor. Formerly Senior Partner Thomas Cooper & Co (1992 -2002). Acts as Consultant to a wide range of shipping and insurance interests dealing with all aspects of  casualties, salvage and/or collisions. Major cases include the total structural failure and loss of the forward section of the tanker “KURDISTAN” off Newfoundland; the loss of the exploration platform “OCEAN RANGER” in the Canadian Hibernian Field; the grounding of the “EXXON VALDEZ” and the grounding and salvage of the “KOWLOON BAY” at Rondo Island Straits of Malacca; the loss of the Lay Barge “BOS 400” south of Capetown; the “ARCADIA SPIRIT” destruction of an oil terminal jetty in Singapore. Advised on ship management, pilotage, tug and tow, safety, compliance and regulatory matters, International Conventions relating to shipping such as MARPOL/SOLAS, SHEW aspects (Safety Health Environmental Welfare Issues), emergency response, criminal aspects of MSA and casualties.



Franck Dollfus
Maritime and Transport Law

Former merchant navy apprentice, Maritime and Transportation Law master degree (Aix en Provence University).

Worked for 12 years as legal manager and marine claims’ manager. Lecturer at Le Havre Law University where he teaches maritime insurance. Member of the Maritime Law French Association, decided in 2006 to become a lawyer. Formed his own maritime and transport law practice Cabinet Dollfus (French Lawyers / Law Firm) in Paris in 2011.

Cabinet DOLLFUS
27, rue d’Amsterdam
75008 PARIS
France

Telephones:
+ 33 (0)621 743 603
+ 33 (0)153 163 052

Fax:
+ 33 (0)153 163 954

Email:
fd@dollfuslaw.com


Andreas Heuser
Transport, Company, Civil and Commercial Law

Partner in Schnebbe-Heuser & Partner since 1995 (German Lawyers / Law Firm). He specialises in company, maritime, transport, insurance and general civil law. Advises and represents an extensive range of clients in transport, logistics, insurance, claims and commercial matters.  Also with regard to company formations, partnerships, purchase and sale of companies, share/stock issues.

Member of the Hanseatic Bar Association of Hamburg, German Association for Transport Law, the versicherungswissenschaftlicher Verein in Hamburg e. V. (Hamburg Insurance Association), the Hamburg Law Society and the Logistikinitiative Hamburg e.V. (Hamburg Logistics Initiative).

Schnebbe-Heuser & Partner
Ballindamm 17, 20095
Hamburg
Germany

Telephones:
+ 49 (o)  40 32 33 66 - 0

Mobile:
+49 (0) 171 33 33 66 0

Fax:
+ 49 (0) 40 32 33 66 - 10

Email: 
heuser@rashp.de

Website: 
www.rashp.de



Haibin Xue
Corporate, Finance and International Trade, Cross border M & A Law, Dispute Resolution

Partner with Zhong Lun, London (Chinese Lawyers / Law Firm). Working languages are English and Mandarin. English qualified solicitor and Chinese lawyer practising in the UK and China. Mr Xue is a founding partner of the Anglo Chinese Lawyers LLP. Previously worked as a Prosecutor in the Supreme Prosecution Service of the P.R. and as London based Senior Counsel to a Canadian Law Firm. Travels extensively advising a broad range of internationally based clients on UK and Chinese law and matters. Specialises in cross border M&A, international finance, commercial law and dispute resolution. Has advised the China Development Bank, Construction Bank of China, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and other leading businesses and government organisations in China and the UK.

Zhong Lun
10-11 Austin Friars
London
EC2N 2HG
United Kingdom

Telephones:
+ 44 (o)207 382 1567 (Main line)
+ 44 (0)207 382 1566 (Direct line)

Email: 

haibinxue@zhonglun.com

Website: 
www.zhonglun.com


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St Mary Abchurch House
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London
EC4R 1BB
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Telephones:
+44 (0)207 485 7825
+44 (0)207 485 7823

Fax: 
+44 (0)207 4857822

Email: 
law@dalestevens.com