ABOUT SINGLE WINDOW

Single Window is an initiative by a top-tier shipping law firm, Brus Chambers, to assist claimants worldwide for recovery of their claim against a ship and or her owner or a dispute by co-owner of a ship, by initiating legal action against a ship for a maritime claim by obtaining an order of arrest of the ship from the High Court in India having admiralty jurisdiction. Please click here for detailed information.


ARRESTING A SHIP IN INDIA

A ship can be arrested for a maritime claim or a lien as detailed in the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Acts, 2017 on the grounds as set out therein by filing a legal action in the respective High Courts having admiralty jurisdiction and can be exercisable over the waters up to and including the territorial waters of the High Court jurisdictions. The High Courts of Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Gujarat, Hyderabad (for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), Karnataka, Kerala, and Odisha have Admiralty jurisdiction. At the time when the admiralty suit is filed in the High court the ship should be present in that state territorial waters. Please click here for detailed information.


SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT

Single Window will assist you in filing an admiralty suit at appropriate High Court having admiralty jurisdiction in India and obtain an order of arrest of a ship. The High Courts in India having admiralty jurisdiction are the Bombay High Court at Mumbai for vessel found in Maharashtra State territorial waters; the Calcutta High Court at Kolkata for vessel found in West Bengal State territorial waters; the Odisha High Court at Cuttack for vessel found in Odisha State territorial waters; the Madras High Court at Chennai for vessel found in Tamil Nadu State territorial waters; the Karnataka High Court at Bengaluru for vessel found in Karnataka State territorial waters; the Gujarat High Court at Ahmedabad for vessel found in Gujarat State territorial waters; the Kerala High Court at Kochi for vessel found in Kerala State territorial waters; the Hyderabad High Court at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana for vessel found in Telangana State territorial waters; the Hyderabad High Court at Hyderabad for the State of Andhra Pradesh for vessel found in Andhra Pradesh State territorial waters in respect of all maritime claims vest in the respective High Courts having admiralty jurisdiction and can be exercisable over the waters up to and including the territorial waters of the High Court jurisdictions. Please click here for detailed information.


WHAT WE DO

Single Window is a single point of contact for the claimant to initiate legal action by filing a suit for the claimant at appropriate High Court in India having admiralty jurisdiction and obtaining an order of arrest of the ship via the shipping team at Brus Chambers, Advocates & Solicitors who will peruse the case file of the claimant and advice on the possibility of a ship arrest under admiralty jurisdiction and proceed accordingly with filing of the suit and obtain an order of arrest of the ship from the High Court having having admiralty jurisdiction. Brus Chambers, is a top-tier law firm in India for shipping work as ranked by Legal500; Shippinglawyers.NET; IBLJ; Lloydslist; The Economic Times; Chamber Practice; SALK; Euromoney and many other international credential bodies while Dr. Shrikant Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi, partners heading shipping work are Leading Individuals as ranked by Legal500; Shippinglawyers.NET; IBLJ and SALK. Please click here for detailed information.


ASSOCIATE OFFICES

Brus Chambers has associate offices in port and capital city in all states of India including in location where High Courts have admiralty jurisdiction. For arresting a ship found anywhere in India, Brus Chambers, Advocates & Solicitors accepts instructions from client, strategises and process the papers work including drafting of the pleadings, engaging counsels, and filing of the suit at appropriate admiralty jurisdiction in the High Court and apply for order of arrest of the ship. Dr. Shrikant Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi both partners at Brus Chambers and Leading Individuals for ship arrest work in India as ranked by Legal500 and other international credential bodies, will act as the lead solicitor in the file. Brus Chambers is a super-specialised law firm for ship arrest work and entire gamut of shipping work in India, with its main office in Mumbai and associate offices in Calcutta, Madras, Karnataka, Gujarat, Odisha, Kerala, Hyderabad (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh). The main value proposition for having a single window for a country or economy is to increase the efficiency through time and cost savings for claimant filing the suit, obtaining order of arrest of a ship and proceeding with the suit in the High Court having admiralty jurisdiction. Please click here for detailed information.


SPECIALIST IN SHIP ARREST

Brus Chambers is a specialised shipping law firm and has a specialised team for ship arrest work in India headed by Dr. Shrikant Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi, both are practising solicitors for more than 27 years in shipping. Brus Chambers shipping team is effective and result-oriented for shipping work in India. Please click here for detailed information.


PROTECTING CLAIMANTS INTEREST

It appears that many claimants, who has rendered services to a ship or when there is a dispute with the co-owners of the ship or damages by or to the ship and for many other reasons having legal rights, are not aware as to what needs to be done and how they should proceed, the claimants should feel free to aproach 'Single Window' and know their legal rights against the ship or her owner. Please click here for detailed information.


FREE INITIAL ADVICE

The Shipping team at Brus Chambers gives free advice on ship arrest and claimants legal rights against the ship or her owner, they peruse the papers and documents to advice if you as a claimant can initiate legal action by filing a suit at appropriate jurisdiction in India and obtain an order of arrest of a ship under admiralty jurisdiction. Please click here for detailed information.


BILLING RATES

The Shipping team at Brus Chambers will not charge for the initial advice given but to proceed thereafter claimant are encouraged to discuss the billing rates and methods with the concerned shipping solicitor or lawyer at Brus Chambers or with the partner Dr. Shrikant Hathi or Ms. Binita Hathi, directly. Please click here for detailed information.


KEY CONTACTS

Me

Dr. Shrikant Pareshnath Hathi

Managing Partner at Brus Chambers

 

Email: shrikant@bruschambers.com

Mobile: +91-9769946865

Me

Ms. Binita Shrikant Hathi

Partner at Brus Chambers

 

Email: binita@bruschambers.com

Mobile: +91-9769946864

SHIP ARREST TEAM

Ship arrest team at Brus Chambers, Advocates and Solicitors is co-headed by Dr. Shrikant Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi, the team consist of solicitors, advocates and para-legal who work alongside, on the entire gamut of ship arrest work anywhere in India, the team also comprises of lawyers from other states in India. Please click here for detailed information.


HIGH COURTS HAVING ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION

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Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court at Mumbai for vessel found in Maharashtra State territorial waters and the Union Territory of Goa.

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Calcutta High Court

Calcutta High Court at Kolkata for vessel found in West Bengal State territorial waters and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Odisha High Court

Odisha High Court at Cuttack for vessel found in Odisha State territorial waters.

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Gujarat High Court

Gujarat High Court at Ahmedabad for vessel found in Gujarat State territorial waters.

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Madras High Court

Madras High Court at Chennai for vessel found in Tamil Nadu State territorial waters.

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Karnataka High Court

Karnataka High Court at Bengaluru for vessel found in Karnataka State territorial waters.

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Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court at Kochi for vessel found in Kerala State territorial waters.

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Hyderabad High Court for Telangana

Hyderabad High Court at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana for vessel found in Telangana State territorial waters.

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Hyderabad High Court for Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad High Court at Hyderabad for the State of Andhra Pradesh for vessel found in Andhra Pradesh State territorial waters.

ABOUT HIGH COURTS

There are 24 high courts at the state and union territory level of India, which together with the Supreme Court of India at the national level, comprise the country's judicial system. Each high court has jurisdiction over a state, a union territory or a group of states and union territories.High courts are instituted as constitutional courts under Part VI, Chapter V, Article 214 of the Indian constitution. The high courts are the principal civil courts of original jurisdiction in each state and union territory. The High Courts in India having admiralty jurisdiction are the Bombay High Court at Mumbai for vessel found in Maharashtra State territorial waters; the Calcutta High Court at Kolkata for vessel found in West Bengal State territorial waters; the Odisha High Court at Cuttack for vessel found in Odisha State territorial waters; the Madras High Court at Chennai for vessel found in Tamil Nadu State territorial waters; the Karnataka High Court at Bengaluru for vessel found in Karnataka State territorial waters; the Gujarat High Court at Ahmedabad for vessel found in Gujarat State territorial waters; the Kerala High Court at Kochi for vessel found in Kerala State territorial waters; the Hyderabad High Court at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana for vessel found in Telangana State territorial waters; the Hyderabad High Court at Hyderabad for the State of Andhra Pradesh for vessel found in Andhra Pradesh State territorial waters in respect of all maritime claims vest in the respective High Courts having admiralty jurisdiction and can be exercisable over the waters up to and including the territorial waters of the High Court jurisdictions.


MARITIME CLAIMS

Possession or Ownership
Ownership of any Share
Co-owner as to Employment
Earnings of Vessel
Mortgage of Charge
Loss or Damage Caused
Loss of Life
Personal Injury
Loss or Damage to Goods
Carriage of Goods
Carriage of Passengers
Charter Party
Salvage
Towage
Pilotage
Supplies to Vessel
Services to Vessel
Construction
Repairs or Converting
Equipping
Port
Harbour
Canal
Dock
Light Toll
Toll
Waterway
Charges
Master & Crew Wages
Disbursements
Average or General Average
Contract for Sale of Vessel
Insurance Premium
Commission
Brokerage
Agency Fees
Damage to Environment
Sunken or Wrecked
Stranded or Anandoned
Maritime Lien
Mortgage
Collision
Re-construction
Promises