About Us

Why choose us

Clients value our hands-on approach, personal attention, tenacity in every case and competitive price structure. As a small firm, each client is important to us and we work hard to recover clients’ money, win compensation and gain a commercial advantage. Our enthusiasm for our work increases with our success. Consistently, we get the results our clients demand. Our service is truly world wide.

The firm’s reputation was built on transportation law, being particularly skilled in arresting ships worldwide. Now, we employ the no-nonsense lessons we have applied in maritime matters to the resolution of a wider range of commercial disputes.

We will take whatever action is needed, wherever it is needed – immediately. The person you talk to is the person handling your case. He/she will tell you where you stand, what is the best course of action and, on your approval, implement it. There is no ‘passing on’ to junior staff when urgency can be lost or details misunderstood. Our style is practical, direct and straight to the point.

Our Team

  • Patrick Battersby

    Patrick is a hands-on litigator. His clients, based in UK, Norway, Germany and throughout Europe, the Middle East and USA, value his ability to recover money...

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  • Melanie Nash

    Melanie has a degree in business law and qualified as a solicitor in 1986. She has worked as a litigation solicitor in-house as well as in private practice....

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  • Mark Clark

    Prior to joining Davies Battersby in 2009 Mark had approaching 20 years experience with firms including Simmons & Simmons and Masons, specialising in commercial...

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  • Geoffrey Brunton

    Consultant Solicitor Advocate Geoffrey’s main areas of practice are ‘dry’ shipping and international commodity trading. Geoffrey also advises on and drafts...

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