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Personal injury

Our breadth of expertise in handling defendant personal injury cases extends across the marine industry, and we receive instructions from owners and operators of the full range of marine craft including dry and liquid bulk carriers, container vessels, passenger and cruise ships, super-yachts, offshore installations, tugs and supply vessels.

We have particular expertise in cases involving fatalities, brain injury, complex trauma, as well as legionella and norovirus outbreaks. We are also instructed in occupational disease claims including deafness and asbestos-related injury.

The firm's prominent position in the shipping industry and insurance markets, and in particular its reputation for handling high profile casualties has inevitably led to Bentleys providing advice in cases involving personal injury and death.

The majority of our instructions are received from P&I Clubs and ship owners in which we defend their interests against claims from stevedores, passengers and crew both shore-based and at sea. We have also acted on behalf of worldwide cruise operators and international terminal operators.

We have an established network of specialist Counsel, medical experts and foreign lawyers with whom we work closely in personal injury matters to provide the highest level of service and most cost-effective advice.

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Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless, International House, 1 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1YL - Tel: +44 (0)20 7782 0990

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