Andrew Forsyth
Managing Associate
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Andrew's main areas of work are in the shipping and transport sector and in health and safety law. He acts for a number of P&I Clubs in defending personal injury claims resulting from accidents at sea in the offshore sector and on ferries and fishing vessels. He defends asbestos and other disease claims for shipping clients. He also acts for clients in relation to ship arrest and other commercial aspects of shipping litigation.

Andrew also acts for a number of land based employers, including haulage and logistic companies, in defending personal injury claims. These include employer, public and road traffic liability claims.

Andrew is one of our specialists in health and safety law. He regularly advises clients in the public and private sector in relation to compliance with Health and Safety legislation. He carries out post-accident investigations and provides advice in relation to MAIB, MCA, HSE, police and other regulatory bodies. Andrew is an experienced advocate and regularly appears in court on our clients' behalf in civil proofs, health and safety prosecutions and Fatal Accident Inquiries.


Andrew is described as "extremely easy and pleasant to deal with," adding: "He knows this area of the law very well and always delivers clear and thorough advice in a timely fashion."

Chambers UK 2019