FREE INITIAL ADVICE
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
advice on arresting a ship anywhere in India
The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Act, 2017
is now in force from April 1, 2018. If you have rendered services to a
ship or a sister ship anywhere in the world and your claim remains unpaid
or if there is a dispute between the co-owners or damage done to or by the
ship also there are several other reasons when a ship can be arrested. The
shipping team from Brus Chambers, specialised shipping law firm in India
and a top-tier shipping law firm as ranked by Legal500;
Shippinglawyers.NET; Lloydslist; IBLJ and many other international
credential bodies, will peruse your file for free and advice you, if you
can proceed to initiate legal action and arrest a ship under admiralty
jurisdiction anywhere in India.
It appears that many claimants are not aware of their legal rights and are not aware as to what needs to be done and how they should proceed further for recovery of their dues or when there is a dispute and are also not aware that a ship can be arrested for their claim, pertaining to possession or ownership of a ship;ownership of any share; co-owner as to employment; earnings of vessel; mortgage of charge; loss or damage caused; loss of life; personal injury; loss or damage to goods; carriage of goods;carriage of passengers; charter party; salvage; towage; pilotage; supplies to vessel; services to vessel; construction; repairs or converting a ship; equipping; port; harbour; canal; dock; light toll; toll; waterway; charges; master and crew wages; disbursements; average or general average; contract for sale of vessel; insurance premium; commission; brokerage; agency fees; damage to environment; sunken or wrecked ship; stranded or abandoned; maritime lien; mortgage; collision; re-construction of a ship. The claimants should feel free to aproach 'Single Window' and know their legal rights against the ship or her owner.
The shipping team at Brus Chambers will evaluate the
case file, if you are seeking to know your legal rights to proceed against
the ship, you will have to forward as per below:
a. Before forwarding any documents or the briefing
note, we request you to check with the shipping team at Brus Chambers if
there is any conflict of interest. To enable them to run a conflict of
interest check please forward the name of the ship to be arrested; the
owner of the ship; the proposed plaintiff/ claimant name.
b. You are requested to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, your email will be forwarded to the concerned solicitor, for a reply. In
the subject line of your email please do not forget to write "Request
for Free Legal Advice via singlewindow.co.in" and if its urgent
please write "Urgent-Request for Free Legal Advice via
c. Please allow atleast 3-16 working hours for you to
receive a confirmation email, to enable the shipping team to run a
conflict and a background check.
d. Once you receive a confirmation that there is no
conflict of interest, a detailed briefing note/ synopsis/ chronological
dates and events of the case leading to the dispute alongwith a complete
file with all (copies) documents and supportings including all the
correspondences exchanged leading to the dispute should be forwarded
preferably by email unless the same should be couriered if the same is
e. The team will peruse your case file and forward an initial
advice to you if legal
action can be initiated or not under admiralty jurisdiction for a ship
arrest and the procedure. Normally, initial advice is forwarded within 24
-72 hours from receipt of all the documents and information requested,
depending on the complexities involved.
f. During this process the shipping team may ask for
further information or documents from you, if they think you have not
provided with all the documents or the file is incomplete.
g. All information and documents forwarded shall be
kept confidential with the shipping team at Brus Chambers.
h. Shipping team at Brus Chambers may accept or reject
to give any advice, without assigning any reasons.
i. No invoice or NIL invoice shall be raised for the
above work done and the file shall be closed accordingly. You are
thereafter free to engage any other lawyer or a law firm should you desire
to proceed further with the case alternatively, you may engage the law
firm Brus Chambers on terms mutually agreed.
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.