Davies Battersby was founded in 1994 by Guy Davies and Patrick Battersby and we have over 25 years of maritime legal excellence.
Clients value our hands-on approach, personal attention, tenacity in every case and competitive price structure. We are a small team but offer personal service. Our clients’ interests are paramount and we work hard to achieve the best possible outcome.
Our main area of expertise is in maritime law and we are skilled in arresting ships, dealing with cargo claims and achieving a commercial result.
We also handle major claims in court and have had some notable successes including winning an arbitration appeal in the High Court, taking a matter to the Appeal Court and obtaining worldwide freezing injunctions.
Our Areas of Expertise
Our primary area of expertise is commercial litigation, particularly related to insurance and employment matters. Our experience of the tough, uncompromising international transportation market place ensures we are unwavering in the protection of our clients’ interests and work relentlessly to win a commercial advantage whatever the nature or value of their business or transaction.
- Commercial contracts
- Company acquisition / disposal
- Shipping matters
- Marine insurance
- Corporate malfeasance
- Charterparties and bills of lading
- Commodity transactions
- Subrogated insurance recovery
- Property disputes
- Arresting Ships and Assets
- Debt Recovery
- Oil and gas
- Offshore corporate structures
What our clients say
Davies Battersby provide an exemplary team in Patrick Battersby and Melanie Nash. Their no nonsense diligent approach together with utmost professionalism, allows for an excellent client relationship and an expertise that gets results. Thank you again.
I had a successful outcome due to well-focused and determined support from Davies Battersby. I felt I was in safe hands and this proved to be the case. I would use them again without hesitation.
I am very happy with your service, attention and professionalism and will strongly recommend you to contacts of mine.
With both Don Felix and Haldoz accounts in principal settled: Congratulations dream team Battersby – Henriksen! Well done – I wish you a fantastic weekend.