Dispute Resolution

We offer our clients unrivalled expertise in this complex area of law, with our outstanding reputation having been acquired over 160 years excelling in this field.

We have been involved with most of the significant fishing vessel casualties in Scotland in the past 30 years and boast Scotland’s largest and most experienced team of shipping casualty and accident investigators. Niche admiralty work such as arrest, salvage and collision claims is routinely handled by our expert team and drawing on this wealth of experience, we are ideally placed to advise and represent you.

We can deal with your problems wherever they arise and we represent our clients in courts throughout Scotland, the UK and Europe. We routinely advise and represent our clients in relation to Fatal Accident Inquiries, Merchant Shipping Act Inquiries and in criminal proceedings arising from shipboard and offshore accidents. We also specialise in the defence of Personal Injury claims raised following accidents onboard vessels and offshore installations.

Our client list is varied and prestigious, including leading international offshore drilling contractors, worldwide P&I Clubs, worldwide hull and machinery insurers and fishing mutuals.

How can we help you?

Please contact Keith MacRae or Martin Sinclair or call 01224 632464.

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