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Lawyer - Dry Shipping (12-month FTC)

Jameson Legal
£300.00 - £500.00 per day
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Legal Counsel specialising Maritime Law to join a dynamic team temporarily to cover maternity leave, this role is working with a large in-house corporate. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in mentoring junior team members, handling key legal matters, and ensuring compliance within the maritime industry. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced legal professional with a strong background in sea freight operations and logistics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mentoring and providing guidance to two junior team members, including one trainee.
  • Handling legal matters pertaining to Maritime Law, with a focus on sea freight operations.
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts related to logistics, including sea, air, and road transportation.
  • Managing issues such as loss of Bill of Lading's and Committed Volume Agreements.
  • Addressing debt matters and customs-related ports.
  • Ensuring compliance with sanctions and regulatory requirements across multiple jurisdictions.


  • Minimum 4+ years of experience in Maritime Law, with a strong emphasis on sea freight operations.
  • Proven experience in drafting and negotiating contracts.
  • Familiarity with logistics matters including sea, air, and road transportation.
  • Knowledge of debt matters and customs-related ports.
  • Ability to work across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Experience in sanctions and compliance is preferred but not essential.
  • Strong communication and mentoring skills.
  • England & Wales qualified solicitor with 4+ years experience working in dry shipping matters.

Additional Information:

  • Flexible location with offices in every major city in the UK.
  • Willingness to attend meetings and team events in the office.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package offered.

Please apply with your CV to in confidence.

Please note that where a level of preferred experience or qualification is indicated, this is a guideline only and does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

Jameson Legal acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.


Jameson Legal is a multi award winning international consultancy specialising in the recruitment of lawyers and legal personnel. Our clients include many of the leading international law firms as well as the in-house legal departments of major private companies and publicly listed multi-nationals. 

We have dedicated teams of specialist consultants focusing on:

- Local and international private practice recruitment;

- Local and international in-house recruitment;

- Partner and General/Regional Counsel level recruitment and search.

Jameson Contract Solutions ("JCS"​) is part of Jameson Legal and provides lawyers to work on an interim basis. Through our existing network we can provide clients with a selection of the very best lawyers on the market. These lawyers are carefully vetted to ensure that they are of the highest standard. They are ready to work both nationally and internationally.

Jameson Legal Tech is an innovative new service, where we are working with pioneering legal tech and venture capital companies to expand into new markets. Our initial partnership with App4Legal - Legal Practice Management Software is a ground breaking development for Jameson Legal, giving our clients and candidates the opportunity to employ a "best in breed" legal technology.

Company info
020 3427 3148
24 Greville Street

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