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Yacht Lawyers

Legal advice and dispute resolution for

yachts, pleasure craft and superyachts

Philip Harmer is an experienced transactional lawyer who specialises in commercial and practical legal advice on the purchase and sale, purchase, financing and building and refit contracts of yachts and motor boats for buyers, sellers, dealers, brokers and high net worth individuals.

Setting himself apart from traditional solicitors who deal with boat sales and yacht lawyers, Philip’s dynamic, client-focused and straight talking approach has proved to be influential in him becoming widely regarded as the leading choice amongst sellers and buyers.

Many business and private clients have retained him not only for his unrivalled expertise in luxury and super cars, yachts and luxury assets but for his discretion and wider commercial insight often being referred to as consigliere for CEO’s, entrepreneurs & high net worth clients.

Whatever your motivation whether as a business asset or merely enjoying the fruits of success buying and owning a yacht, a private aircraft or classic car can be a risky business. Through the breadth of experience uniquely places Philip to advise on all aspects of aircraft, yacht, classics and sports car transactions and potential dispute issues.

No matter the motivation, luxury assets are unique and are often serving an international market. Co-ordinated and multi-discipline advice is therefore essential to ensure that whatever way you are involved, everything goes smoothly.

First Free Advice

0333 700 7676

Preowned boats

Buying a boat can be an expensive purchase or investment both for the individual and/or the company and in many occasions money is exchanged informally, under a simple verbal contract. However it’s not until something goes wrong that people see the value in going down the legal route from the outset, which can prove to be an expensive lesson to learn.

Contact the yacht layer for an informal, no obligation discussion before you commit to a sale to avoid many of the common mistakes made.


Dispute resolution

While undesirable disputes are an inevitable part of business and every day transactional life. If you become involved in a dispute importantly you want it to be resolved as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible.

Using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) through negotiation, mediation or arbitration can help avoid lengthy and expensive court battles as well as help preserve business relationships that might otherwise have been damaged or destroyed.

By combining legal expertise with commercial acumen and incisive negotiation skills we strive to achieve the best possible result for you.


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