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Mackinnons Marine Law practice is the most experienced in Scotland, and we are one of the UK's leading firms in shipping and fishing law.  Our expert team routinely deal with all aspects of marine law, providing our varied and prestigious client base with focused, practical and commercial solutions to their problems.

Our reputation has been acquired over 175 years specialising in this field.  Admiralty cases are routinely handled by our expert team, as are Fatal Accident Inquiries and Public Inquiries arising from shipboard and offshore accidents.  

The wealth of expertise offered by our team allows us to respond dynamically and swiftly, whatever stage we are consulted at.  We offer a 24/7 Emergency Response service for clients facing marine and offshore accidents and emergencies. 

Mackinnons remain the premier provider of legal advice to the Scottish fishing fleet.  Our team regularly act for fishing vessel owners, fish producer organisations and vessel managers in this specialist area of law, and we also represent lenders dealing with security arrangements relating to fishing licences and quotas.

We have extensive experience in advising our clients in a wide range of matters in the offshore energy and renewable sectors

We act for a host of international marine and offshore insurers, as well as self-insured international drilling contractors and vessel operators.  Our clients include hull and machinery insurers, P&I clubs and all the major UK fishing vessel mutuals.