Isle of Man Maritime Group


Simcocks is a legal practice with an established shipping team that offers a premier service. We advise on most shipping and ship related matters and work with ship owners, managers, charterers, shipyards, traders, banks and underwriters.

We benefit from having lawyers on the team who have direct experience of the maritime industry, including those who have seagoing and survey experience. We work on the registration, sale and purchase of many types of ship and superyacht and recently Simcocks acted in matters arising from a major collision in the North Sea and a yacht fire in Barcelona which raised complex limitation of liability issues.

The team has considerable experience in maritime finance and works with banks and investors with the financing of new builds, purchases and the preparation and registration of related security documents.

We also advise on dispute resolution, leasing, ownership structures, chartering, insurance, management agreements, personal injury matters as well as operating and crewing issues for commercial and private owners. The team has a very detailed knowledge of seafaring employment matters under the relevant Merchant Shipping Acts and works with clients on all aspects of employment, contracts, incentives, workplace disputes, regulatory issues and proceedings.


David Spencer

Elizabeth Simpson

Phil Games


Ridgeway House

Ridgeway Street


Isle of Man

IM99 1PY


Telephone: +44(0)1624 690600



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