Admiralty court

The admiralty court is part of the high court.

The Admiralty Court is part of the High Court dealing with shipping and maritime disputes. The disputes may involve such things as:

  • collision

  • salvage

  • carriage of cargo

  • limitation

  • mortgage disputes


The Court has an in rem procedure (a claim relating to a ship itself).  It can arrest vessels and cargoes and sell them within the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

It is linked to the Commercial Court.  There are around 16 High Court judges attached to the Commercial and Admiralty Court.

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