Amanda Larrington is an experienced litigator with a particular focus on offshore construction disputes that lead to either arbitration or litigation proceedings in the English High Court, acting on behalf of shipyards and buyers in the shipping, offshore, and oil and gas industries. Amanda’s main practice has been on technically complex high-value international disputes relating to the construction of offshore units and ships and she has been involved in a number of heavyweight international arbitrations.
Amanda has been recognised in the oil and gas section of the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 UK, Legalease, the international directory of law firms who reports “.... Amanda Larrington (is) particularly notable.”
Amanda’s offshore construction practice includes experience with London arbitral proceedings, usually conducted under the LMAA rules. She has particular knowledge in offshore-related construction disputes concerning pre-delivery defects, responsibility for delay and associated cost overruns, and refit works to a cruise ship. In addition to her construction practice, she has also advised clients on disputes concerning guarantees and letters of indemnities, and she has also acted for both charterers and owners in disputes arising out of time and bareboat charters, as well as bunker disputes.
Prior to working in the offshore sector, Amanda’s experience was in the field of construction disputes and has advised on domestic, onshore construction disputes, acting on behalf of employers, contractors and consultants, in arbitration, litigation and adjudication proceedings.
In addition to her disputes work, Amanda also advises clients on commercial projects in the offshore sector and has assisted in the negotiation of offshore contracts.
Her most recent dispute experience includes a London (LMAA) arbitration concerning the late delivery of a semi-submersible drilling rig. She recently acted in High Court proceedings in relation to an offshore joint-venture dispute under a Shareholder Agreement, where she helped assist the client through an early successful mediation and complex settlement agreement. Prior to that, she acted for a drilling contractor and assisted in securing a successful English High Court Judgment for them in respect of the termination of a drilling contact for alleged force majeure.
Amanda has written articles on offshore construction issues for publication in Lloyd’s List.
The Court of Appeal has recently overturned the decision of Teare J in the Commercial Court1, finding that the alleged inconsistent terms are in conflict and cannot fairly and sensibly be read together. In Septo Trading Inc v Tintrade Limited2 all three Court of Appeal judges (Moylan, Males and Phillips LJJ) held that on its true construction, the contract provided that the quality certificate is [...]