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 gaining worldwide freezing injunctions.

What we offer

Cross Border Action

Many of the cases we handle cross international borders. This is no barrier to the help we can provide.

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Black Sea P&I Services

We provide assistance on request on a case-by-case basis to the major P&I clubs and insurance companies..

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Getting Results

What you read in this website is no substitute for a record of solid achievement.

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We are experts in marine, transportation and commercial matters

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
  • Reinsurance
  • Subrogated insurance recovery
  • Property disputes
  • Arresting Ships and Assets
  • Emplyment Issues
  • Debt Recovery
  • Oil and gas
  • Offshore corporate structures

What our clients say

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.

Dermot Hanrahan
Dermot Hanrahan , Electric Media

I am very happy with your service, attention and professionalism and will strongly recommend you to contacts of mine.

Roland Watters
Roland Watters , Cavalle & Water S.L.

With both Don Felix and Haldoz accounts in principal settled: Congratulations dream team Battersby – Henriksen! Well done – I wish you a fantastic weekend.

Hassa Honger
Hassa Honger, Managing Director

Thank you very much for the excellent cooperation. It has been a pleasure working with you and we will not hesitate to come to you again for any future cases.

Sevein Henriksen
Sevein Henriksen, Services and Products

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