Marine Expert Witness & Litigation
Our teams include industry-recognised expert witnesses from marine and engineering disciplines, highly experienced in providing written and oral expert evidence both individually and in multi-disciplined teams, to support legal proceedings concerning marine claims, disputes and litigation. Our personnel have given expert opinion and evidence by deposition, at arbitration, and in court for maritime disputes and litigations worldwide, including disputes and formal enquiries into high-profile incidents. Our investigations are supported by a wide range of computer modelling services, including stability, structural strength, navigational assessment and mooring analysis.
Experts in maritime claims, disputes and litigation
Our work in claims, disputes and litigation covers practically every aspect of the marine business. The main areas of our involvement include: total loss, salvage and wreck removal, collisions, marine, pollution, cargo damage, hull and machinery damage, fixed object damage, unsafe berths and ports, slow steaming, navigation, new buildings, conversions and vessel repair, bunkers and oils, oil shortage, charter party disputes, seaworthiness and personal injury.
Amongst our expert witnesses are naval architects, structural engineers, master mariners, marine superintendents, ports and harbour experts, ex-pilots, marine engineers, mechanical engineers, amongst other marine and engineering disciplines.
Our expert witnesses also bring to their work a wealth of project experience across maritime industries: shipping, ports & harbours, defence, small craft and yachts.
Our areas of expertise:
- Bunker disputes
- Cargo disputes
- Collisions and grounding
- Fixed object damage
- Machinery failure
- Mooring failure
- Navigational disputes
- Personal injury
- Port and terminal infrastructure
- Project cargo loading / discharge
- Salvage and wreck removal
- Seaworthiness issues
- Shipyard construction disputes
- Towage issues
- Voyage analysis
- Weather-environmental damage