International law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has agreed to acquire CTRL Marine Solutions from Shipowners’ Mutual Protection Ltd. CJC said the acquisition highlights the importance of P&I work while enhancing the firm’s position in providing legal and technical services to P&I clubs and their members.
One of the first companies of its kind, CTRL Marine Solutions has worked with Shipowners’ Club as an in-house legal resource, accepting instructions from members on shipping and personal injury claims. Following the acquisition, CTRL will be led by current associate director Helen McCormick, who will be appointed a director of CTRL. The company will continue to operate under its existing name, with McCormick based in CJC’s London office.
“We are very pleased to welcome Helen to the team and look forward to working with her to support the excellent reputation established by CTRL and in further developing the business as a specialized CJC service,” said Alistair Johnston, director of CJC. “This is a subtle broadening of CJC’s portfolio, where we see opportunities to deepen understanding in aspects of P&I work at the firm and prospects for growth.
“Services will be enhanced by the acquisition, as existing CTRL shipowners will have more direct access to the full scope of maritime legal services provided by CJC as CTRL extends its offer to other clubs and other jurisdictions. CJC’s ambition to provide the highest quality of service, innovation and technical expertise make it a natural fit for the ongoing development and advancement of CTRL services.”
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Johnston said the acquisition builds on the relationship between CJC and Shipowners’ Club. CJC will honor all pre-existing CTRL benefits for club members, he said.
“We are delighted that the service that CTRL offers will continue under CJC’s ownership and that CTRL will further benefit from the wider offering that CJC’s ownership can deliver,” said Phil Orme, chairman of Shipowners’ Mutual Protection.