Lawyer – Dry Shipping (12-month FTC)

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.
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