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Australian Maritime Lawyers

At BlackBay Lawyers, we are committed to providing exceptional legal services to our clients in the maritime sector. Our deep understanding of maritime law, combined with a practical approach, ensures that we deliver solutions that align with our clients’ business objectives and legal needs. Whether you are a marina owner facing debt recovery challenges or require legal assistance with ship arrests or other maritime legal matters, BlackBay Lawyers is here to guide you through the complexities of maritime law with expertise and dedication.

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Maritime Legal Services

  • Debt Recovery for Marina Owners: We specialize in providing effective debt recovery solutions for marina owners. Understanding the complexities of the maritime industry, we offer tailored strategies to efficiently recover outstanding dues while maintaining business relationships.

  • Ship Arrests: BlackBay Lawyers has an established track record of successfully conducting ship arrests. This potent legal remedy is used to secure maritime claims and is a critical aspect of our maritime law practice.

  • Contract Negotiation and Dispute Resolution: We assist in drafting and negotiating maritime contracts, including charter parties, and provide expert dispute resolution services.

  • Regulatory Compliance and Advisories: Our team stays updated on maritime regulations and advises clients on compliance matters, ensuring adherence to international and local maritime laws.

  • Environmental Compliance: We guide clients through environmental regulations in the maritime industry, including issues related to pollution and sustainable practices.

  • Insurance and Liability: Our legal expertise extends to maritime insurance matters, including coverage disputes, liability determination, and risk management.

  • Salvage and Collision Cases: We represent clients in salvage operations, collision cases, and other maritime emergencies, offering legal counsel and representation.

Practice Area - Commercial Law

Maritime Legal Services

At BlackBay Lawyers, our expertise in maritime law is both deep and broad, with a particular focus on supporting marina owners and handling complex ship arrest cases. Our dedicated team of legal professionals is well-equipped to navigate the unique challenges of the maritime sector, ensuring our clients receive the best legal guidance and representation.


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Meet The Team 

Key Contact

Greg Leather

Greg Leather, a distinguished Maritime Law expert at BlackBay Lawyers, is renowned for his exceptional skills and vast experience in handling complex maritime legal matters. As the head of the Maritime Law practice at BlackBay Lawyers, Greg has become a leading authority in maritime dispute resolution, ship arrests, and debt recovery for marina owners.

With over 30 years in the legal sector, Greg has developed a profound understanding of the unique challenges inherent in maritime law. He is adept at representing clients in the maritime industry, skillfully handling negotiations and being prepared for assertive litigation when necessary.





Special Counsel


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Our Approach

At BlackBay Lawyers, our purpose is to empower our clients to overcome their legal challenges with confidence that not only achieve positive results but also foster growth, innovation, and success


We do this by providing exceptional legal solutions that combine the expertise of the best legal talent with cutting-edge technology. Our team is comprised of specialists in Commercial, Regulatory, Employment, and Defamation Litigation.


We are dedicated to delivering the highest level of service in a holistic manner.

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