Davies expands Keoghs with Shoreside Law swoop

Snapped up firm specialises in commercial and maritime litigation

Davies expands Keoghs with Shoreside Law swoop


By Terry Gangcuangco

Davies has expanded its legal services arm, Keoghs, with the strategic acquisition of Shoreside Law.

The snapped up commercial and maritime litigation firm brings expertise in shipping, commercial insurance, and energy disputes. Shoreside Law serves a diverse clientele spanning insurers, owners of ships and yachts, charterers, non-vessel operating common carriers, and ports.

Lawyers from Shoreside Law will integrate into Keoghs, operating from Davies’ London headquarters as part of the complex & specialty unit. They will be under the leadership of Laura Warwick, chief operating officer of complex & specialty claims at Davies UK & Ireland.

The merger will provide Davies’ existing clients with access to experts skilled in handling domestic and international maritime and commercial litigation. Following the 2020 acquisition of Keoghs, Davies’ insurance clients have already seen the benefits of extended capabilities.

In February of last year, Davies introduced a more cohesive structure that consolidated its UK & Ireland claims solutions and legal solutions – a combined team of more than 3,000 people – under the guidance of Allison Carr.

Commenting on the latest addition, Davies group chief executive Dan Saulter (pictured) said: “I’m really impressed with the experience of the Shoreside Law team and am looking forward to welcoming our new colleagues to our complex & specialty claims division in the UK.

“The firm has an excellent track record of delivering outstanding results on a range of large, complex, and sensitive issues, and I have no doubt the individual talents of the whole team will be invaluable in providing our combined clients with the excellent level of service they expect.”

Shoreside Law director Peter Mavroghenis shared the enthusiasm for the combination, noting: “The team is delighted to be joining Davies and Keoghs at this exciting time.

“The firm has been growing rapidly across all sectors in recent years, and its commitment to providing an excellent service to clients and supporting its colleagues with development and career progression opportunities aligned with our own.”

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