The sheer size of Australia, and the oceans of distance to many of our trading partners, makes Transport + Commodities Law a critical part of our ongoing prosperity. Our many clients range from the grain to shipping sectors, from road transport to agribusiness and beyond. Right now, their main challenges are minimising environmental impact and finding solutions to the looming price on carbon. And of course there are always disputes to resolve and litigation to pursue, especially in insurance.
National Head, Transport + Commodities
Geoff Farnsworth | Director02 8298 9580
Reducing a claim by over 2000%
A carrier client was facing a claim for over $1m for allegedly damaging a cargo of steel pipes. We were able to forensically review the claim and obtain a settlement for $50,000.
Overseas arbitration result
Our Australian grain exporter client was involved in a dispute involving London arbitration. We were able to represent the client and successfully overcome a challenge to jurisdiction, settling the matter shortly thereafter very advantageously to the client.
When an Australian exporter and charterer needed advice about demurrage arising under a FOB contract, we provided a solution that removed the obligation to pay any demurrage whatsoever.