Patrick Battersby

The company’s reputation was built on transportation law, being particularly skilled in arresting ships worldwide. Now, we employ the no-nonsense lessons we have applied in maritime matters to the resolution of a wider range of commercial disputes.

We will take whatever action is needed, wherever it is needed Рimmediately. The person you talk to is the person handling your case. He/she will tell you where you stand, what is the best course of action and, on your approval, implement it. There is no passing onto  junior staff when urgency can be lost or details misunderstood. Our style is practical, direct and straight to the point.

Trade Association Membership


The Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) is a professional international contract issuing and arbitral body concerned exclusively with the world trade in oilseeds, oils and fats with 975 members in 79 countries. These members include producers and processors, shippers and dealers, traders, brokers and agents, superintendents, analysts, shipowners, and others providing services to traders.


We are an international Trade Association with over 1400 Members in 86 countries. Our aim is to promote international trade in grain, animal feed materials, pulses and rice and to protect the interests of our members worldwide, providing the support and international contacts they require.