Maritime law has deep roots in the history of the shipping industry.
Its practice in British Columbia requires an understanding of the shipping industry, federal and provincial laws, international treaties and the body of maritime and admiralty law.
Our lawyers appear regularly in the Federal and British Columbia courts on maritime matters and understand how to direct jurisdictional, procedural and practical concerns to resolve issues for our clients. We represent clients on various aspects of maritime litigation including those involving stevedores and warehouses for cargo claims, vessel and cargo arrests, maritime liens, pollution spill response, maritime personal injury, and communicating regularly with insurers regarding claims under maritime policies. We assist with transactional matters such as vessel transfers, vessel mortgages, fishing business sales, vessel build contracts, and port leasing and related projects.
Farris lawyers also draw upon expertise in related areas including commercial litigation, insolvency and creditor protection, and personal injury to ensure a broad perspective is brought to maritime matters for our clients.