Malcolm has advised clients and represented clients in court for over 20 years. A Solicitor Advocate, who is well placed to represent clients' interests but one who helps clients to pick the right battles. He provides thoughtful advice so clients can weigh up risk and then helps to deploy the right tactics to secure the best result pragmatically and commercially.
Based in Aberdeen, Malcolm and the team help clients across the marine spectrum resolving issues and claims relating to family owned fishing businesses through to international DSV or drilling contractors and operators. Malcolm has led on resolution of multiple offshore wind construction incidents helping guide clients through Health & Safety investigations and 7 figure claims. He and the team have many years of "know-how" handling issues (top side and subsea) for contractors, operators or their insurers with all manner of drilling, diving or marine incidents, oil spills/hydrocarbon release or contractual/tort claims. Malcolm and his team also regularly support clients in other parts of the marine and transport sectors including ports and aviation.
Living Brodies' values
Malcolm and his team are committed to working collaboratively with clients to deliver commercial solutions.
- A steering group member of the Marine Safety Forum, who help make offshore energy a safer place to work. Malcolm is also a member of the UK Chamber of Shipping and provides training on Health & Safety issues.
- Has been a litigation tutor at the University of Aberdeen since 2006.
- Cycled 246 miles across much of the length and breadth of Scotland in one day for a children's charity.
- Ranked by Chambers UK 2021 as a Recognised Practitioner for Shipping in Scotland.
'He is an outstanding individual and builds trusting relationships.'Chambers UK 2024
'Malcolm Mackay – excellent knowledge of the intricacies of marine law. Identifies quick solutions that ensure issues are resolved quickly.'Legal 500 UK 2023
'Of course, exceptional individuals make an exceptional team. As individuals, all contacts at Brodies have been exceptional; great accessibility, strong amenable characters, expert advice at the right level. Stand out for me in this area is Malcolm Mackay.'Legal 500 UK 2022
'Malcolm Mackay is excellent, and when he is involved you have that feeling that they are on it and you are in safe hands.'Chambers UK 2022