Specialist legal services in niche sectors of marine and sports offered by Portsmouth firm, Verisona Law, have maintained top positions for Marine law services in latest edition of one of the profession’s largest and most prestigious independent guides, The Legal 500.
After a busy year of assisting individuals, corporations and organisations with contracts, environmental planning, and the construction, acquisition, operation and disposal of ships, shoreside properties and businesses, Verisona Law’s Marine Law team has impressed officials behind this year’s Legal 500 with its high-quality instructions and advice.
Consultation in yacht construction, representation in technical, contractual and professional negligence disputes, and advice such as that given to yacht-owner experiencing difficulties with a motor yacht work approximately £2m. Despite being purchased as new, the vessel was found to have a number of significant defects that prevented any independent use of it for over 15 months. The case was vigorously resisted and ultimately was the subject of a seven day Arbitration Hearing which found in favour of our client, whose entitlement to reject the vessel and obtain redress was upheld. Our client received damages and recompense of approximately £2m, together with an Order for Costs.
Legal expertise and success, as well as training as an engineer and boatbuilder, have seen
Principal Lawyer, Tim Reynolds praised for his expert legal advice as a leading individual in the sector.
‘We are delighted to have maintained both our presence and position in the Legal 500,’ says Sue Ball, Principal Lawyer and Head of Southern Region. ‘We have some of the region’s best legal talent in a variety of specific areas which come together to provide wide-ranging expertise with personal, attentive service.’
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