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Gavin Fitzmaurice

Cape Town, South Africa Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Shipping
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Cape Town-based practice co-head Gavin Fitzmaurice attracts acclaim from commentators for being "very highly regarded, experienced and very knowledgeable," as well as "very skilled and of the highest quality." He has cultivated a stellar reputation for his representation of ports authorities, shipping companies, P&I clubs and underwriters in all manner of complex issues, such as arrests, collisions and casualty response.
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Gavin has been involved in major maritime litigation resulting from disasters and casualties since 1992, including all aspects of casualty investigations, dealing with access to crew, vessels and documents, taking evidence on commission, subsequent trial and arbitration work, and in courts of marine enquiry. He also has extensive experience in all aspects of arrest work, having represented parties in relation to enforcement proceedings, obtaining of security, and both effecting and setting aside complex associated ship arrests. He has considerable experience in all port related work, and also in dealing with P&I Club matters, whether for owners or charterers. During his career, he has been involved in precedent-setting legal decisions and numerous judgments. He also has expertise in mortgage foreclosures, judicial ship sales, and related commercial work, as well as in marine and transport insurance and related cargo claims. He deals with loss of life and personal injuries matters in the marine context. He has experience in ship repair matters, including related arbitration work. Gavin is currently the president of the Maritime Law Association of South Africa (MLA). He chaired the Cape Chapter of the MLA from 2007 to 2017.

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Gavin Fitzmaurice

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15th Floor, Convention Tower

Heerengracht

Foreshore 8001

PO Box 3667

Cape Town

Western Cape

South Africa

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