Ince & Co regularly advises clients on the drafting and review of bills of lading, charterparties, way bills, consignment and booking notes and electronic bills of lading. On the contentious side, cargo disputes demand a high order of both technical and legal expertise.

The firm has a well-established reputation in this field with a long history of representing both leading transporters and their P&I Clubs, as well as acting for some of the world’s largest trading organisations and their cargo insurers.

We have been involved with all types of cargo: from general and bulk oil and grain, through to containerised carriage, specie and specialist cargoes such as LNG and atomic waste. Every conceivable misfortune to cargo, ranging from war to water damage, from pilferage to pollution, has been addressed by Ince’s lawyers. We are also experts in advice on General Average.

For clients involved in the carriage and insurance of cargo, efficient, cost-effective dispute resolution is vital. They require the best outcome at the earliest possible moment. With our international network of offices, the firm’s cargo lawyers possess both the resources and skill to achieve that result. Where necessary, we call upon the particular expertise of our admiralty, marine insurance and other specialists.