Ruth Allcoat

Ruth Allcoat is a consultant in Hesketh Henry's Maritime team.

Before relocating to New Zealand, Ruth was a partner in the London office of the international law firm, Holman Fenwick & Willan.  She has extensive transactional maritime experience for both commercial shipping and yachting clients including, second-hand sale and purchase, shipbuilding contracts, ship registrations, charterparties and joint venture agreements. Ruth also specialises in international ship finance acting for banks and owners on finance transactions.

Ruth is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.



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Examples of work completed by Ruth include:

  • Sale and purchase of ship/yacht.
  • Registration of ship/yacht.
  • Shipbuilding contract.
  • Charter party contracts.
  • Construction contracts for yacht.
  • Joint venture agreements.
  • Ship finance.

Insights & Opinion / Ruth Allcoat

How watertight is your boat building contract?
New Zealand boat builders beware.
10.11.2021 Posted in Disputes & Trade and Transport
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Requirements for international yachts and crew entering New Zealand
While New Zealand’s sea borders are currently closed to most foreign Flagged vessels, a number of pleasure craft and super yachts in the Pacific are hoping to enter New Zealand in time for the Ameri...
04.12.2020 Posted in Trade and Transport
COVID-19: It’s not plain sailing for yacht owners
These are challenging and uncertain times and we wanted to provide a briefing on some of the issues yacht owners may be experiencing during the current lockdown. Do you have a mortgage over your yacht...
16.04.2020 Posted in COVID-19 & Trade and Transport