Britain has a long tradition of maritime heritage and both historic and working harbours continue to be a feature of the British coastline.  Harbours across the UK are being redeveloped to increase commercial activity.  As well as the usual legal issues their are some specific environment and planning legal requirements.  

Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • High level strategic procurement advice for the large scale regeneration of Torquay Harbour.

  • Advice on the construction of a new container port in Southampton including issues with Habitats Regulations and planning agreements.

DJB specialists

  • Louisa Swanton (Partner)

  • Neil Tindall (Partner) 

  • Philippa Hipwell (Partner) 

Legal issues that may arise

  • Advice in connection with harbour regeneration schemes

  • Planning permission for harbour facilities

  • Ensuring compliance with the UK Marine Policy Statement

  • Advice on environmental law matters such as contamination and nuisance issues

  • Drafting and negotiating construction contracts including FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, GC/ Works, JCT, ICE, RIBA and RICS

  • Advice on EU procurement rules including best value considerations

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