Shipping & Maritime Law Solicitors

Strategic commercial advice

Our team has extensive experience in the shipping and maritime industry, as well as specialising in advising ports and harbours.

The team advises on the full range of services across the sector with the benefit of specialist legal, industry and local knowledge. Our offices in Inverness, Thurso, Glasgow and Edinburgh place us close to the major centres of activity in the sector around Scotland.


We have a proven track record of advising clients in the shipping and marine sector, placing our clients’ business needs and commercial interests at the heart of our advice and supporting all their offshore operations.

From advising on the purchase, sale, chartering and financing of vessels, through warranty and collision claims, to advising clients with maritime tourism matters, our experience spans the industry.

Ports & harbours

Scotland’s ports and harbours are gearing up to be the operation and maintenance bases for marine renewables, as well as supporting the oil & gas industry. We provide the full range of strategic commercial advice required by the modern port business.

We have advised on everything from the purchase of a harbour to the major infrastructure projects transforming a harbour into a key operations and maintenance base. The team also has experience in working in the UK and overseas with both marine installations designers and contractors, and the car ferry operators that use such facilities. This has given us an all round perspective on the objectives, essentials and required processes for successful marine infrastructure. 

In early 2018 our team completed a $115m grain terminal transhipment project in South Australia for Sea Transport Corporation.

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Our services include:


  • Commercial shipping
  • Ferries
  • Purchase, sale, charter and financing of vessels
  • Yachts, pleasure cruisers & general maritime tourism

Ports & harbours

  • Acquisitions
  • Commercial contracts
  • Infrastructure & Projects
  • Offshore energy
  • Property
  • Regulatory
  • Supply chain infrastructure

Why choose us?

You don't need a lawyer - not many law firms will tell you that. What you need is someone to provide a solution, and our advisors are dedicated and flexible enough to do just that.

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Personal legal services

With one of Scotland's largest teams dealing with personal legal matters, we have specialist knowledge for every stage of your life - from buying a house to protecting your assets.

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