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Law firm acquires legal team CTRL Marine from Shipowners’ Mutual

Shipowners’ Mutual Protection has sold in-house legal unit CTRL Marine Solutions to law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC).

On completion of the deal, CTRL Marine will be led by current associate director Helen McCormick, who will be appointed director and work from CJC’s London office.

CJC said CTRL Marine will retain its name.

As part of Shipowners’ Mutual, CTRL accepted instructions from members for shipping and personal injury claims.

CJC said the acquisition underlines the importance of its P&I work and CTRL Marine will expand its services to other P&I clubs.

“This is a subtle broadening of CJC’s portfolio, where we see opportunities to deepen understanding in aspects of P&I work at the firm and prospects for growth,” said Alistair Johnston, director at CJC.

“Services will be enhanced by the acquisition as existing CTRL shipowners will have more direct access to the full scope of maritime legal services provided by CJC, and as CTRL extends its offer to other clubs and to other jurisdictions,” Mr Johnston added.

Phil Orme, chairman of Shipowners’ Mutual, said: “We are delighted that the service CTRL offers will continue under CJC’s ownership and that CTRL will further benefit from the wider offering that CJC’s ownership can deliver.”

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