CJC acquires CTRL Marine Solutions
International law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has agreed to acquire CTRL Marine Solutions from Shipowners’ Mutual Protection Ltd. CJC said the acquisition underscores the importance of P&I work while strengthening 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 worked with the 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 the current Associate Director Helen McCormick, who will be appointed as a director of CTRL. The company will continue to operate under its current 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 further develop the business as a CJC Specialty Service,” said Alistair Johnston, Director of CJC. “This is a subtle expansion of CJC’s portfolio, where we see opportunities to deepen our understanding of aspects of P&I work within the company and prospects for growth.
“Services will be enhanced through the acquisition, as existing CTRL shipowners will have more direct access to the full range of maritime legal services provided by CJC as CTRL expands its offering to other clubs and jurisdictions. CJC’s ambition to provide the highest quality of service, innovation and technical expertise make it a natural choice for the continued development and advancement of CTRL services.
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Johnston said the acquisition builds on the relationship between CJC and the Shipowners’ Club. CJC will honor all pre-existing CTRL benefits for club members, he said.
“We are delighted that the service offered by CTRL is continuing under CJC ownership and that CTRL benefits more from the broader offering that CJC ownership can offer,” said Phil Orme, President of Shipowners’ Mutual Protection.