Salvus Law combines the traditional values of an English law practice with the technology and communications of the 21st century. We put the interests of our clients first
and focus upon providing practical advice and offering practical solutions whilst carefully controlling costs. Our clients are at the centre of everything we do.


Our focus is on shipping, transport and international trade, together with the related insurance issues that arise from those areas. We specialise in domestic and international laws and conventions applicable to our work areas, and we
ensure that we keep up-to-date with developments in international law. We are also involved in more general
commercial matters, which often involve disputes with highly technical evidence and complex law or multi-jurisdictional issues.

Learn more about the work that we undertake.


Our focus is on recognizing your objective and delivering that in the most efficient manner possible. Unlike many law firms, our focus is on maximising value for our client, rather than maximising revenue for our firm.

Our competitive hourly rates and charging structures are not an illusion, designed to give a false sense of value. We work efficiently at very competitive hourly rates to ensure that our clients pay no more than is strictly necessary to achieve their objective.

We have a very experienced team with a true understanding of our practice areas and the industries that we serve. We enjoy our work and our clients enjoy working with us.
The fact that our location enables us to offer significant cost savings, in comparison to many of our competitors based in London, continental Europe and North America only strengthens our offering and provides a considerable benefit to our clients around the world.

We will always be proactive in investigating options and strategies, aimed at ensuring that our clients’ interests are put first. Our lawyers are genuinely experts in their respective fields and are all involved in personally running their caseload. Clients can be assured that their matters are receiving attention from experienced lawyers.


Our clients are drawn widely from the various industry sectors that we serve and are based here in the UK and overseas. We routinely act for foreign lawyers who represent the interests of the ultimate client, and we are

  • Insurers
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Freight Forwarders/NVOCCs
  • Charterers
  • Ferry Operators
  • Shippers and Consignees
  • Ship Managers
  • Ship Agents
  • Ship Suppliers
  • Trade Associations
conscious of the particular demands and requirements of acting for such professional clients.

Our clients include:

  • Insurers
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Claims Handlers
  • Recovery Agents
  • Hauliers
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Warehouse Keepers
  • Goods owners
  • Port Agents
  • Terminal Operators
  • Trade Associations


We are based in the City of Manchester, and we are proud to provide our services to the local market, which includes marine insurers, insurance brokers and commercial operators in the nearby transport hubs and at the port of Liverpool. However, our practice extends far and wide, with a significant amount of work coming from overseas clients, in Europe and around the world.

We are regular visitors to London, where we enjoy considerable support from the London insurance market. We are qualified to represent our clients in all courts of England & Wales, and regularly appear all around the country.
However, much of our work is focused on the Commercial and Mercantile Courts, in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Leeds.

We work on an international basis with an informal but long standing and trusted network of overseas lawyers, technical experts and consultants giving us the flexibility to ensure that we always assemble the most appropriate team for any given assignment.

Salvus Law Ltd is a company registered in England & Wales (company number 8122754) and is regulated and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office at 49 King Street, Manchester, M2 7AY

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1st Floor,
49 King Street,
Manchester, M2 7AY

Tel: +44(0)161 839 7788
Fax: +44(0)161 832 5178
We are located in the heart of the business district
of Manchester City Centre, a short walk from both Manchester’s Piccadilly and Victoria Train Stations
and 20 minutes by taxi from Manchester Airport.

London is just two hours by train, with Birmingham
and Leeds approximately 1 hour away and
Liverpool is 30 minutes by car.
After Hours Contacts:

Bruce Hailey:
Mobile: +44(0)7947 272 815
Email: bh@salvuslaw.com

Duncan Ross:
Mobile: +44(0)7909 933 496
Email: dr@salvuslaw.com

Sam Jones:
Mobile: +44(0)7717 448 160
Email: sj@salvuslaw.com