Captain Layesh Premraj is a Master Mariner and Trainee Solicitor based in our London Office.

With 18 years of experience navigating commercial sea-going vessels, including four years in command, Layesh brings a wealth of practical maritime knowledge to the legal realm.

Layesh commenced his career at a major shipping company obtaining a Diploma in Maritime Studies from the Singapore Maritime Academy with a dual qualification in both deck and engine departments. This proficiency enabled him to work as a Marine Engineer in the initial years of his career as well.

His sea career has been predominantly on Container Carriers however, his knowledge extends beyond a singular focus, encompassing diverse vessel types, including Tankers, Bulk and LNG Carriers.

In addition to his hands-on maritime expertise, Layesh holds a LLM in International Maritime Law (Distinction) from Swansea University.

Layesh works in English (fluent), and is also fluent in Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam.

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Professional Experience

  • Trainee Solicitor, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich , London/UK (since March 2024)
  • Paralegal, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich , London/UK (November 2023 – February 2024)
  • Master, Maersk A/S / Size upto 4600 TEU (2018-2022)
  • Chief Officer, Maersk A/S Size upto 9000 TEU (2014-2018)
  • Junior Officer, Maersk A/S Size upto 14000 TEU (2009-2014)
  • Dual Officer, Maersk A/S Size upto 5600 TEU (2009)


  • Master in International Maritime Law, LLM (with distinction), Swansea University, UK (2022-2023)
  • Certificate of Competency Class 1 Master Mariner, Maritime Port Authority, Singapore (2016)
  • Diploma in Maritime Studies, Singapore Maritime Academy, Singapore (2004-2008)