SRI has close links with more than 130 specialist lawyers in 62 countries around the world. Experts in their fields, they are at the cutting edge of the law and how it affects seafarers. These lawyers support SRI in two ways:
1. They offer their specialist professional expertise in the work undertaken by SRI to research those areas of the law which leave the seafarer vulnerable.
2. They have signed up to the SRI Charter of Good Practice for Provision of Legal Services to Seafarers (the Charter) which protects the interests of the seafarer and guarantees he or she will be treated fairly, respectfully and without discrimination should they be in need of legal assistance.
SRI does not recommend one lawyer/law firm over another, but we understand that it is often difficult to find lawyers who are experienced in representing seafarers, or willing to accept seafarers as clients.
Subscribers to the Charter are lawyers/law firms professionally licensed to practice in their respective jurisdictions.
Please note: SRI cannot accept any legal liability for the professional work of any lawyer/law firm who subscribes to the Charter.