Vessel Build/Repair Disputes

With extensive experience in ship build, repair and conversion projects, we can provide advice and assistance in the following areas: Initial investigation of build/repair related casualties/claims, assessment of the merits on liability and post-incident repair co-ordination and assistance.

Technical Appraisal

We can provide advice and assistance to insurers, vessel owners/operators, port operators, ship builders/repairers, claims management companies and lawyers on a range of services including, but not limited to: Early technical evaluation and advice in respect of new and ongoing claims.


Calling upon trusted surveyors with sector-specific experience, we can provide a full range of survey services including, but not limited to: Machinery/equipment, H&M damage surveys, Cargo damage surveys and Condition surveys (routine and pre-entry).

Legal Disputes & Litigation

A qualified shipping lawyer with extensive seagoing marine engineering experience understands the procedural and evidential requirements of an expert witness.
Butterworth Marine can provide expert witness services in a wide variety of legal disputes. Calling upon experts with sector-specific experience

Casualty Investigation

We provide a full range of casualty investigation and reporting services including but not limited to: Collision/grounding investigation, negotiation and drafting of salvage/wreck removal contracts and assistance during salvage and wreck removal operations

Contact Us

Contact us today to find out how we can help you by providing technical and legal assistance. Whether your an insurer, ship owners/operator, lawyer, port / terminal operator or ship yard, to wherever you are around the world, we’re confident we can offer top quality advice and services.