It may be a well-worn phrase, but ‘our people are our biggest asset’ is an undeniable truth at Shearwater Law.

The nature of our work with leading marine insurers, vessel owners and ship operators, charterers and others, means Shearwater Law recruits the very best solicitors and other legal professionals.

The quality of our team is reflected in the volume of instructions we receive, covering a variety of different types of cases.

With our offices in Plymouth and Newcastle we are a geographically diverse team.

The result is an interesting and intellectually-stimulating work environment, where no two days are the same. Plus, thanks to our operating model, we work in a lean and agile way.

Qualified lawyers

As a growing and ambitious firm, Shearwater Law is always interested in speaking to qualified lawyers of all levels of experience.

Whether you are a partner or director at a firm and are looking for a new challenge, or are a solicitor looking to move into shipping law, there may be an opportunity for you at Shearwater Law.

Previous experience in maritime law or of the marine industry is not a prerequisite for those in the early stages of their maritime legal career, but Shearwater Law is interested in speaking to solicitors who previously worked as mariners, marine engineers or other maritime disciplines. We also welcome interest from lawyers who are able to speak additional languages.

Trainee solicitors and paralegals

The future of a law firm is only as good as its youngest members.

It’s for that reason that Shearwater Law seeks trainee solicitors and paralegals who we can train and develop into world-class shipping, commercial, international trade and commodities lawyers.

A trainee solicitor or paralegal at Shearwater Law will enjoy a rewarding and intellectually-stimulating working environment. What’s more, as a trainee solicitor or paralegal you’ll benefit from working alongside some of the best legal professionals in the shipping industry. You will also have the opportunity to work as an integral part of the close-knit team on live cases - and receive mentoring and support as you do so.

Furthermore, we aim to provide you with a clear and distinct career path. It is our aim that our trainee solicitors and paralegals remain with Shearwater Law upon qualification and develop, over time, to leadership positions.

If you want to embark upon a career in shipping law, then get on board with Shearwater Law.

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