Kim Walsh


“Ralph Waldo Emerson said common sense is the basis of genius. I don’t entirely agree with that, but it’s the basis of good advice and it’s how I’ve always approached practicing law.”

Collaborating with clients.

Distance is a challenge facing Kim’s clients. With many of her marine insurance clients located far away from the casualty, they need to feel confident their interests are being well represented.  Kim responds quickly to the client and ensures they are kept fully aware of the situation unfolding and that their interests are being looked after.

Representative matters

Working with clients primarily in the marine sector, Kim’s clients are often looking for advice on the types of security available and how to prepare that security for lenders and borrowers. Through hard work and being responsive, Kim’s clients receive sound, practical and effective advice. Her experience includes:

  • Acting for ship owners in marine regulatory matters.
  • Acting for ship owners, insurers, mortgagees and creditors in arrests, releases, bail and settlements for ships.
  • Acting for ship owners and as correspondent for P & I clubs in matters such as ship arrests, collisions, cargo claims, environmental infractions.
  • Acting for clients in various aspects of maritime litigation, including collisions, submarine cable contacts, cargo claims, personal injury, charterparty disputes, limitation of liability, debt collection, tendering disputes, regulatory matters and marine insurance.
  • Acting for ship owners and other interests in vessel registrations, conveyances and financings, and commercial marine contract advice, including charter parties, ship building contracts, and ship repair contracts.
  • Advise on coasting trade issues.
  • Defence of environmental prosecutions.

Areas of practice:

  • Maritime and Transportation
  • Lending
  • Owner – Managed Business
  • Business Transactions


Newfoundland and Labrador, 2001


Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2000
Memorial University of Newfoundland, B.A., 1997


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Director, Canadian Maritime Law Association
  • Chair, Maritime Law Section, Newfoundland and Labrador Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 2006-2012, 2015-2016
  • Member, Canadian Maritime Law Association




Shipping and Maritime Law


  • Best Lawyers, Maritime Law, 2017-2019

Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower Street
St. John's, NL, Canada
A1C 6K3

P 709.570.8834
F 709.722.4565

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