Services & Clients

Winter Scott is a specialist firm of highly experienced maritime and commercial lawyers specialising in charterparty and bills of lading disputes, maritime collision and salvage, insurance and commercial litigation.

Maritime arbitration, litigation and mediation
We have extensive expertise in handling disputes under charterparties, bills of lading, sale and purchase agreements, MOAs and shipbuilding contracts.

Admiralty Law/Salvage
We have a specialist casualty department, including legally qualified mariners capable of dealing with any kind of marine casualties. Our partners Ken Scott and Michael Ellis are two of the most experienced practitioners in the field of salvage.

Marine insurance (including P&I insurance)
We are particularly experienced in advising on P&I insurance. Our senior partner, Glenn Winter, assisted in drafting the Rules for a major P&I Club.

Commercial and commodity disputes
We handle a broad range of commercial disputes, including disputes relating to sales contracts and inspection companies.

Non-contentious Marine and Commercial Law
We have assisted in drafting pro forma charterparties for a number of major shipowners, charterers and oil companies.

“A wealth of experience and combines strong maritime background with a practical approach which leads to excellent results.”

“Very cohesive: they provide consistency and generate client confidence in their abilities”

“Down to earth and great communicators”

“Quick response and right to the point”

“A very strong team with a deep understanding of all the forms at play in the shipping litigation world”

“Widely respected for standout Charterparty expertise”

— Chambers & Partners