If you are seeking professional representation to arrest or release a ship anywhere in India, Brus Chambers, Advocates & Solicitors billing rates are computed as per below:
Initial Advice: NIL
Professional fees are computed at fixed fee (see note 1)
ADD: Disbursements on actual (see note 2)
Note 1 (Professional Fees):
Fixed Professional fee (excluding disbursements) is computed unto filing of the admiralty suit at appropriate jurisdiction and making an application for order of arrest before the trial court under admiralty jurisdiction. This would include perusing your documents and papers; organising the same; correspondence with client/you for further clarifications; advising on ship arrest or release; preparation and drafting of the Plaint and ancillary pleadings to be filed in the High Court; filing in court the pleadings once approved by client/ you; attending conference with counsel and appearing for order of arrest; completing the process of arrest of the ship when ordered.
Note 2 (Disbursements):
Disbursements are third party expenses incurred. All third party expenses are on actual but is estimated for convenience of client and added to the fixed fee, if it is apprehended that the third party expenses is likely to escalate or de-escalate then client are informed accordingly.
Third party costs or disbursements wherever applicable would include travel and transport; photocopying; phones and faxes; experts and counsels; court and other departmental expenses; airfare, hotels and meals, video-conferencing; correspondent fees and expenses; court or institutional fees, stamping and registration; government, quasi-government or other fees; other actual expenses.
What we need from you
To enable us to estimate the fees and expenses for filing of the Admiralty suit and making an application for order of arrest of the ship at appropriate High Court having admiralty jurisdiction we request you to forward to us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) a detailed briefing note leading to the dispute (synopsis date wise); all documents; all correspondences exchanged pertaining to the matter. A Power of Attorney (a format with instructions will be forwarded to you once we are satisfied that you have a case and can proceed under admiralty jurisdiction). Before forwarding any of the above we request you to email to us the name of the vessel and the name of the proposed plaintiff to enable us to run a conflict check and revert. The file will be attended by at least two qualified solicitor and/or advocate to ensure that quality service is delivered, at no extra cost.
After Ship is Arrested
Once the ship is arrested and should the matter not be settled out of court, our billing rates after the ship is arrested are computed on hourly basis + Disbursements on actual.
Our firm also attends to ship release, our billing rates are computed on hourly basis + Disbursements on actual.
Should you have any query as regards the billing rates or otherwise please feel free to write to email@example.com for more details and if its urgent please call on 24x7 Emergency number: +91-9403064040.
ABOUT SINGLE WINDOW
Single Window is an initiative by a top-tier shipping law firm, Brus Chambers, to assist claimants worldwide for recovery of their claim against a ship and or her owner or a dispute by co-owner of a ship, by initiating legal action against a ship for a maritime claim by obtaining an order of arrest of the ship from the High Court in India having admiralty jurisdiction. Please click here for detailed information.
ARRESTING A SHIP IN INDIA
A ship can be arrested for a maritime claim or a lien as detailed in the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Acts, 2017 on the grounds as set out therein by filing a legal action in the respective High Courts having admiralty jurisdiction and can be exercisable over the waters up to and including the territorial waters of the High Court jurisdictions. The High Courts of Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Gujarat, Hyderabad (for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), Karnataka, Kerala, and Odisha have Admiralty jurisdiction. At the time when the admiralty suit is filed in the High court the ship should be present in that state territorial waters. Please click here for detailed information.
SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT
Single Window will assist you in filing an admiralty suit at appropriate High Court having admiralty jurisdiction in India and obtain an order of arrest of a ship. The High Courts in India having admiralty jurisdiction are the Bombay High Court at Mumbai for vessel found in Maharashtra State territorial waters; the Calcutta High Court at Kolkata for vessel found in West Bengal State territorial waters; the Odisha High Court at Cuttack for vessel found in Odisha State territorial waters; the Madras High Court at Chennai for vessel found in Tamil Nadu State territorial waters; the Karnataka High Court at Bengaluru for vessel found in Karnataka State territorial waters; the Gujarat High Court at Ahmedabad for vessel found in Gujarat State territorial waters; the Kerala High Court at Kochi for vessel found in Kerala State territorial waters; the Hyderabad High Court at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana for vessel found in Telangana State territorial waters; the Hyderabad High Court at Hyderabad for the State of Andhra Pradesh for vessel found in Andhra Pradesh State territorial waters in respect of all maritime claims vest in the respective High Courts having admiralty jurisdiction and can be exercisable over the waters up to and including the territorial waters of the High Court jurisdictions. Please click here for detailed information.
WHAT WE DO
Single Window is a single point of contact for the claimant to initiate legal action by filing a suit for the claimant at appropriate High Court in India having admiralty jurisdiction and obtaining an order of arrest of the ship via the shipping team at Brus Chambers, Advocates & Solicitors who will peruse the case file of the claimant and advice on the possibility of a ship arrest under admiralty jurisdiction and proceed accordingly with filing of the suit and obtain an order of arrest of the ship from the High Court having having admiralty jurisdiction. Brus Chambers, is a top-tier law firm in India for shipping work as ranked by Legal500; Shippinglawyers.NET; IBLJ; Lloydslist; The Economic Times; Chamber Practice; SALK; Euromoney and many other international credential bodies while Dr. Shrikant Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi, partners heading shipping work are Leading Individuals as ranked by Legal500; Shippinglawyers.NET; IBLJ and SALK. Please click here for detailed information.
Brus Chambers has associate offices in port and capital city in all states of India including in location where High Courts have admiralty jurisdiction. For arresting a ship found anywhere in India, Brus Chambers, Advocates & Solicitors accepts instructions from client, strategises and process the papers work including drafting of the pleadings, engaging counsels, and filing of the suit at appropriate admiralty jurisdiction in the High Court and apply for order of arrest of the ship. Dr. Shrikant Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi both partners at Brus Chambers and Leading Individuals for ship arrest work in India as ranked by Legal500 and other international credential bodies, will act as the lead solicitor in the file. Brus Chambers is a super-specialised law firm for ship arrest work and entire gamut of shipping work in India, with its main office in Mumbai and associate offices in Calcutta, Madras, Karnataka, Gujarat, Odisha, Kerala, Hyderabad (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh). The main value proposition for having a single window for a country or economy is to increase the efficiency through time and cost savings for claimant filing the suit, obtaining order of arrest of a ship and proceeding with the suit in the High Court having admiralty jurisdiction. Please click here for detailed information.
SPECIALIST IN SHIP ARREST
Brus Chambers is a specialised shipping law firm and has a specialised team for ship arrest work in India headed by Dr. Shrikant Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi, both are practising solicitors for more than 27 years in shipping. Brus Chambers shipping team is effective and result-oriented for shipping work in India. Please click here for detailed information.
PROTECTING CLAIMANTS INTEREST
It appears that many claimants, who has rendered services to a ship or when there is a dispute with the co-owners of the ship or damages by or to the ship and for many other reasons having legal rights, are not aware as to what needs to be done and how they should proceed, the claimants should feel free to aproach 'Single Window' and know their legal rights against the ship or her owner. Please click here for detailed information.
FREE INITIAL ADVICE
The Shipping team at Brus Chambers gives free advice on ship arrest and claimants legal rights against the ship or her owner, they peruse the papers and documents to advice if you as a claimant can initiate legal action by filing a suit at appropriate jurisdiction in India and obtain an order of arrest of a ship under admiralty jurisdiction. Please click here for detailed information.
The Shipping team at Brus Chambers will not charge for the initial advice given but to proceed thereafter claimant are encouraged to discuss the billing rates and methods with the concerned shipping solicitor or lawyer at Brus Chambers or with the partner Dr. Shrikant Hathi or Ms. Binita Hathi, directly. Please click here for detailed information.