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Bruce Virgo


  • Location: London
  • Email: Bruce Virgo
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7653 1628
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 20 7653 1601
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7595 205 795


Bruce is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, Scotland and Australia. His expertise is in sale and purchase, and construction transactions across both the yachting and small commercial vessels (SCV) sectors, as well as dispute resolution of related claims and marine insurance issues.


Bruce has had considerable experience over the past 25 years advising marine insurers, P&I Clubs as well as owners/charterers in the UK and Australasia. During this period, he has worked on a wide range of insurance related yacht claims and disputes arising around the globe.


Acted for underwriters in obtaining a Limitation Decree in the Isle of Man pertaining to multiple claims and litigation arising from a fire aboard yachts in a Spanish marina.

Advised a major Spanish commercial operator in the successful defence of an English Admiralty Court claim arising from the sinking of a vessel in Tunisia.

Negotiated the non-litigated resolution of a contractual dispute for charter and purchase of a superyacht in France on behalf of a UK based owner.

Advised Scottish based commercial vessel operators in the securing of a €10 million loan re-financing facility for the growth of its SCV fleet.


Bruce enjoys spending time with his family, rugby and food. He also enjoys history and associated trivia, as well as the occasional round of golf. Bruce is a member of The Nautical Institute.