Providing legal expertise for practical and commercial outcomes to the maritime and related industries

  • Admiralty, Shipping and Maritime

  • General Commercial

  • Regulatory

  • Notary Public

Our Approach

Legal Expertise with a Commercial and Pragmatic Approach

Combining strong technical knowledge with the goal of producing practical and cost-effective outcomes

24/7 Emergency Response

Available to assist with and manage any nature of marine casualty or emergency

Leveraging nearly 150 years of combined experience

Close-knit and long-standing Western Australian practice, with the knowledge, skills, contacts, experience and adaptiveness to assist our clients

Legal expertise

Practical and cost-effective outcomes

Established in 1981, Cocks Macnish is a leading and long-standing Australian shipping and commercial law practice.

We support clients in a number of sectors including shipping, offshore oil, gas and renewables, commodities, commercial fishing, live export, marine tourism, and marine and general insurance.

We are correspondents for most members of the International Group of P&I Clubs.

We pride ourselves in combining strong technical legal knowledge and skills with a commercial and pragmatic approach.

We aim to produce practical and cost-effective outcomes to minimise disruption to our clients’ businesses and to support their current and future success.

Admiralty, Shipping and Maritime

  • Marine casualties and investigations
  • Admiralty
  • Commercial shipping
  • Marine insurance
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  • Commercial fishing – WA and Federal
  • Export control
  • Regulatory enforcement actions
  • Freedom of Information
  • Administrative review
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General Commercial

  • Commercial transactions
  • General insurance
  • Probate and estate management
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Property – residential, commercial
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An interview with Cocks Macnish discussing shipping in Australia

Lexology - An interview with Cocks Macnish discussing Shipping in Australia 1 What is the current state of the shipping industry in your country? The key sectors of the industry…

AMSA New AuMarine notice 2023/06 – Means of embarkation and disembarkation from ships in port

Vessel owners, operators, crew and other vessel interests please take note of new  AuMarine notice 2023/06. This notice supersedes notice 2021/10. Kindly note also Marine notice 04/2023 (Pilot Ladder Transfer Arrangements).

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