Ports, Harbours and Marinas

Ports and harbours in the UK are a very diverse but important part of our economic and transport infrastructure.

We act for a wide variety of ports and harbour interests, ranging from:

  • Amenity interests
  • Commercial contractors
  • Commercial ports
  • Dock and jetty operators
  • Ferry and marina operators
  • Municipal ports
  • Shipping and support companies
  • Trust ports

Whether you need or are concerned about statutory powers, port development including dredging, the port marine safety code, port state control or other aspects of the regulatory or environmental regime, or with state aid, procurement, pricing or funding requirements, we can help you.

We understand harbour legislation and the relevant UK and European regulatory regime. We can help you obtain or respond to:

  • Byelaws and harbour directions
  • Development consent orders
  • Emerging marine plans
  • European Site issues
  • Habitats Regulation
  • Harbour empowerment orders
  • Harbour revision orders
  • Marine consents
  • Marine conservation zones
  • Planning and permitted development consents

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