Nabarros to open City shipping office

Nabarro Nathanson is to open an office in the City to house its new shipping team. The firm's shipping litigation unit, set up following the recruitment of four lawyers from Norton Rose, will be based initially in Nabarros' West End offices, but a City presence will be established in the New Year – probably in the Lloyd's Building. Martin Bridgewater, the partner who led the negotiations with the Norton Rose team, says the firm already has a shipping capability but it is being enlarged and put on a more formal footing so it can be used for marketing purposes.