• We are delighted to announce that our Senior Partner, Quentin Bargate, has been elected as a member of the Baltic Exchange. The Baltic Exchange is the world’s only independent source...
  • The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning small tankers and their owners to ensure that strict anti-piracy measures are in place in respect of all vessels travelling through the South...
  • A fair enough question. Our Senior Partner Quentin answers it here: What Does a Superyacht lawyer do?
  • It is a fundamental principle of private international law that a party should be entitled to question whether a court can take jurisdiction over them. As the number and complexity...
  • Check out our latest article on changes to the Maritime Labour convention by clicking on the link below: Amendments_to_Maritime_Labour_Convention_2006-28_05_2014
  • As the global financial crisis restricted the flow of finance and the billionaire financiers became fewer and more cautious, the yacht market undoubtedly suffered – at least in contrast to...

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Commercial

Business matters at Bargate Murray – it matters to you and it matters to us.  We act for a wide range of national and international clients, small and large, corporate and individual and we always place the emphasis on client service and great results -  all at a cutting edge price.

Aviation

Bargate Murray offers a broad range of expertise in aviation advice. It has extensive experience in business and commercial aviation, and is able to advise on a wide variety of regulatory matters. The team’s experience includes commercial agreements common to the industry, from sale and purchase agreements and charter and lease agreements, to maintenance and support agreements.

Corporate

We build sound relationships with you and your company to develop an in-depth understanding of your legal needs. Whatever the stage of the business, we can offer relevant, cost-effective advice with real results.

Superyachts

We are one of the world’s foremost superyacht law firms. Over many years, we have developed in-depth experience in this niche area, where confidentiality and personal service are essential.

Litigation

Using our considerable experience in handling complex cases, we seek to avoid time-consuming and expensive court action, whether via an early financial settlement between parties, or through a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution such as mediation.

Shipping & Insurance

With nearly 50 years of collective experience in practising shipping and Insurance law at the highest levels, our two founding partners are among the best placed in the UK to meet your needs.

Technology

We have extensive experience in advising internet start-ups, IT companies and innovative business, and businesses dealing with or affected by the internet and IT / e-commerce.

Dispute Resolution

This is a specialist area at which we excel. Clients benefit from our ability to settle disagreements through skilled use of all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including negotiation, mediation or arbitration, thereby removing the need for a lengthy and expensive court process.

Recruitment

We are always willing to consider taking on new members of the firm who can add that something extra to our practice, just send us your CV if you’re interested in being considered for a position. Mark your letters on the front in bold type ”Recruitment” and addressed to the Senior Partner. Alternatively, contact us online.

Our many client testimonials say more about us than we ever can

"We have worked closely with Bargate Murray... their assistance and support has been invaluable to the success of the project"

− In regard to a recent yacht project

"Quentin... has a very practical commercial understanding of what has to be done to get the job done, I wholeheartedly recommend him"

"Quentin and Bargate Murray are no nonsense lawyers who know their oats and fight for their clients. They call a spade a spade so you know exactly where you are with them. You can expect high quality advice and action (where required)."

− Michael Strelitz, Director at DataSafe Services Limited