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Paul specialises in advising clients on the resolution of shipping disputes, both in court and arbitration. He has particular expertise in ship sale and purchase, newbuilding and charterparty disputes. His clients include the world’s leading shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs, commodity trading companies, chartering and sale & purchase brokers, ship managers and shipping agents.

Paul has forty years’ experience of shipping matters, with a particular emphasis on charterparty disputes, carriage of goods by sea, sale & purchase (both contentious and non-contentious) and newbuilding contracts. He also acts frequently in errors and omissions claims for chartering and sale & purchase brokers, ship managers and shipping agents.

Paul is regularly involved in the drafting of newbuilding and sale and purchase contracts and the resolution of related disputes.

He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading shipping lawyers.

Paul’s expertise extends to acting for commodity trading companies on all aspects of the sale and transportation of soft commodities, crude oil, refined products and gas. He has dealt with trade disputes including contamination, shortage and late delivery claims.

In addition, he has drafted different types of sale, off-take, storage and joint venture agreements and has advised trader clients on their corporate structures.

Highlight Matters

  • Advising shipowner on major misdelivery claim.
  • Advising shipowner and insurers on major collision in Suez Canal.
  • Advising shipowner and insurers on major pollution incident.
  • Advising shipowners and insurers on offtake of crude oil cargo and terms of transhipment agreement.
  • Advising shipowner and insurer on large cargo claim in Jordan.
  • Advising ship operator on sale of six tankers.
  • Drafting joint venture agreement between shipowner and major grain house.
  • Drafting shipbuilding contract for major shipowner with Korean shipyard.

Legal Directory Quotes

“KNOWS WHAT TO FIGHT, AND WHAT NOT TO FIGHT, AND HOW TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS FOR HIS CLIENTS...ONE OF THE STANDOUT SOLICITORS IN SHIPPING...INCREDIBLY BRIGHT AND SENSIBLE" CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS UK 
“Sources consider global shipping head Paul Herring to be "one of the absolute best in the business."…“he "has been involved with shipping so much he knows how the industry works – you can talk to him on a commercial basis and he understands the business."” Chambers and Partners 
“The "immensely experienced" Paul Herring leads the shipping group and is regarded as one the UK's leading lawyers on dry shipping matters." Chambers & Partners
“Paul Herring is one of the best shipping lawyers in the market. He is hugely knowledgeable and very user-friendly” Chambers Global

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“My aim is to provide commercial legal advice; advice that provides solutions.”

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Supporting member of LMAA 
  • Baltic Exchange member

What you may not know about Paul

Paul is a keen but ultimately flawed golfer.

Expertise:
Maritime, Commercial Disputes

Accolades:
Chambers & Partners, Chambers Global