CTRL Marine Solutions Ltd (CTRL) is a law firm which provides claims and legal services to the marine industry, with particular expertise in small and specialist vessels. We provide efficient, commercial and cost-effective legal advice and assistance to shipowners, operators, charterers, P&I Clubs, and marine insurers.

CTRL was founded in 2015 by the Shipowners Club to provide claims, technical, risk and legal services to the Club’s members at favourable rates and on flexible terms. In 2021, CTRL was acquired by Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of CJC.  Together with CJC’s offices in London, Miami, Newcastle and Singapore, CTRL now forms part of CJC’s offering to all parts of the shipping sector.

Both CJC and CTRL are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Latest news and insight

  • New Disclosure Rules – Pilot Update

    Disclosure in court and arbitration proceedings in England and Wales is changing. Since 1 January 2019, parties to litigation in the Business and Property Courts have been conducting disclosure under the disclosure pilot rules, and LMAA Tribunals have been making similar orders in arbitration. However, the Law Gazette recently reported that further new proposals have been drawn up to address fears about increasing costs.

  • A Guide to Offshore Jurisdiction

    The 2020 guide, produced by CTRL Marine Solutions Ltd and the Shipowners’ Club, answers key questions for 21 jurisdictions, covering international conventions and liability regimes, legal frameworks and court systems including industry standard contracts, knock for knock provisions, fines, time bars and more. This information has been compiled with the assistance of leading legal practitioners in each jurisdiction.

  • Passenger Boat Association – Presentation by Helen McCormick

    This is a short synopsis of a brief presentation given by Helen McCormick to the Passenger Boat Association Conference in November this year.

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  • No increase in CTRL rates

    Following our latest review of our rates and charges, CTRL have decided not to increase our rates for the second year running. Clients of CTRL will already be aware that we offer favourable rates and flexible payment terms.

  • Emojis and breach of contract: Phones 4U Limited v EE Limited

    In January 2018, the Commercial Court handed down the first UK judgment to consider the use of emojis in a commercial context.

  • Domestic safety management code changes

    In 2016 the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) implemented changes to the Domestic Safety Management Code (DSMC) requirements, governing how Passenger Ship Safety Certificates are issued.

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