What We Do 

Our Admiralty team advises on maritime casualty matters, including crisis planning and response, investigation and legal follow up. We are well-known for our handling of collision, fire and explosion cases as well as all types of salvage, towage and wreck removal contracts. We have wide experience of LOF and SCOPIC; and bespoke marine services contracts. Our expertise extends to media management, training and PR in the aftermath of a casualty. 
We have a thriving practice representing clients and their insurers in all manner of claims including charterparty disputes, demurrage and dead freight collections, piracy, confiscation claims, shipbuilding and repair disputes, H&M claims, disputes and recoveries. 
We advise on General Average issues and collections, premium collection and reinsurance recoveries. 
Our lawyers represent clients in arbitration and have wide experience of litigation around the World. 
Our non-contentious practice deals with ship sale & purchase contractual advice as well as the provision of escrow services. 
We are also increasingly asked to provide advice on the growing cyber security threat and the steps that should be taken by our clients to ensure they are adequately insured and prepared to deal with the legal and commercial consequences of a cyber attack. 
Our yacht team provides a 'cradle to grave' service to owners, brokers, insurers, charterers, managers and builders. In particular we advise on policy claims and coverage, finance, new building contracts, sale and purchase, insurance, casualty management and crewing. 
We advise owners, cruise ship operators, brokers and liability insurers on complex personal injury and loss of life claims and have wide experience of crisis advice, medevac and cost/claim negotiation. 

Qwest Legal 

A legal advice and fee support service, offering a responsive and cost-effective aproach to a wide spectrum of marine disputes and the provision of general legal advice pre- or post-fixture. 
Using a tiered structure, Qwest Legal can take care of all arbitration and litigation needs, offering a legal fee protection scheme with flexible levels of protection. 
Services range from case-by-case consultations to full retainer arrangements for operators who are looking for support for their claims and legal functions, all tailored to the individual client's needs and competitively priced.  
Qwest Ship Managers 
A legal advice and fee support service, offering a responsive and cost-effective approach for marine disputes where a shipmanager does not have access to or the benefit of an owner’s defence cover or where they are in dispute with the shipowner themselves. 

Qwest Claims 

A comprehensive claims handling service offering an effective and flexible approach to handling all types of marine, energy and transportation claims.  
Services offered can range from one-off assignments to deal with a particular issue to a full-time retainer providing insurance and claims management for an operator who does not have access to these services in-house or require claims and legal support. 

  Qwest Demurrage  Qwest Demurrage can relieve the burden of demurrage calculations and claims by providing a comprehensive demurrage assessment, handling and recovery service.  

Qwest Finance 

Qwest Finance offers demurrage, hire and freight receivable factoring and financing facilities to Owners, Charterers, Traders and Freight Forwarders seeking to improve liquidity and cashflow and monetise balance sheets. 
Qwest GA 
When an incident occurs on a voyage which involves general average (GA) expenditure, the time lag between the shipowner incurring the expenditure and recovery of cargo and other interests’ shares may be significant. Qwest General Average helps shipowners by providing a service to fund the owner’s outlay of General Average and Disbursements until recovery. 
Qwest Forensics 
Staffed by former law enforcement officers and marine professionals, Qwest Forensics offers an effective intelligence service to safeguard your business, from investigation of a counter-party's standing prior to fixing to asset tracing, debt recovery and cyber and IT forensics where loss has been incurred. 

C Solutions Energy 

C Solutions Energy has extensive experience in the offshore environment, LNG, transportation and storage, trading and sale of oil and gas, renewable energy, exploration and production and carbon trading sectors. 
We handle all manner of claims in the energy sector offering a legally-backed problem solving service around the clock, around the world. We have detailed knowledge of the insurance requirements for both the process machinery and the marine aspects of its operation in shipshaped units, i.e. property all risks versus hull and machinery, business interruption versus loss of hire and third party liability versus protection and indemnity. 
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