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  • Leila Peggs

    Leila Peggs
    Managing Associate , London

    Shipping dispute resolution, Energy & infrastructure

    T. +44 (0) 20 7481 0010
    D. +44 (0) 20 7551 8674

Leila specialises in dispute resolution relating to the construction and operation of drillships and rigs, FPSOs and offshore units, as well as the transport and sale of petroleum products. She is dual-qualified as an English solicitor and a barrister and solicitor in Australia. Leila was recently seconded to one of the world’s leading independent FPSO operators, which brings further commercial insight to the high-quality legal advice that she provides to her clients.

Leila has experience across a broad range of disputes, including litigation before the English and Australian courts, as well as institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations. She acts for contractors to the offshore energy industry, including drillship, rig and FPSO owners and operators, offshore service companies, specialist fabricators and offshore unit constructors, together with some of the world’s largest trading houses.

Prior to joining Ince, Leila worked as an associate at an international law firm in Australia.

Highlight matters

  • Acting for the buyer in an LMAA arbitration in respect of US$600 million dispute arising out of the cancellation of a contract for the construction of a specialist offshore semi-submersible drilling rig.
  • Acting for a specialist fabrication yard in a dispute before the Technology and Construction Court against an operator concerning the final account under a modified LOGIC form construction contract for the fabrication and construction of two well heads and an integrated production and compression platform for a gas field in the North Sea.
  • Acting for an FPSO operator in a dispute before the Commercial Court relating to a contract for the provision and operation of an FPSO. The dispute concerns liability for downtime and maintenance costs relating to the presence of organic compounds in the FPSO’s processing systems.
  • Acting in Commercial Court proceedings for a charterer in a dispute with an owner concerning the alleged fixture and repudiatory breach of a voyage charter.
  • Representing the claimant in an ICC arbitration concerning the termination of a long-term agreement for the storage of petroleum products.

Professional associations & memberships 

  • Society of Construction Law

Shipping dispute resolution, Energy & infrastructure


Education (University):
University of Oxford; University of Western Australia