IRL Helen Noble

Noble Shipping Law


Helen Noble is the principle of Noble Shipping Law, Ireland. Helen regularly advises and represents shipowners, shipmanagers, operators, charterers, and the leading P&I and Defence Clubs in relation to all types of shipping disputes including charterparty, bill of lading, contract of affreightment, and shipbuilding disputes. Helen also has significant experience in advising on intermodal transport issues. Her clients include freight forwarders, road carriers, underwriters and liability insurers. She has regularly advised on the standard terms and conditions adopted in international sale of goods contracts, the terms and conditions adopted by the Institute of Freight Fowarders of Ireland (IIFA 1989) and terms adopted by the Irish Road Haulage Association. She is regularly instructed in relation to CMR disputes and claims regarding payment terms such as letter of credit disputes. Helen graduated from Nottingham University in the U.K. with a Masters degree in International Commercial Law. Prior to relocating to Ireland Helen worked for a number of years with a leading shipping law firm in their London and Singapore offices, dealing with varying types of dry shipping disputes, commodity disputes and other international commercial disputes. She has regularly represented parties in both arbitration and multi-party high court proceedings. Helen is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in England and Wales, and as a solicitor in Ireland. Helen is author on numerous articles on maritime and transport issues in Ireland.