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DGB Solicitors

DGB Solicitors specialises in defending personal injury claims

    We provide a pragmatic, flexible and focused approach to dispute resolution. We have vast experience of defending all types of claim, but we have a particular specialism in defending marine-related employers’ and public liability claims for personal injury and occupational disease. We work in both pleasurecraft and commercial spheres, acting for insurers, P&I clubs , private companies and uninsured defendants. As part and parcel of dealing with claims we look at the root cause and routinely feedback risk management strategies to our clients.

    We recognise the value of taking the time to visit you at your premises, giving us unparalleled insight into your business, industry and issues. We pride ourselves on putting together the best possible team for each case – working in this way with our experts lets us make the most of our experience and expertise, whilst being flexible and cost effective. Our team includes health and safety consultants, foreign language investigators, costs draftsmen, mediators, HR experts, and city barristers with expertise in jurisdiction and Admiralty Court procedure.

    Our objectives are to:

    • Offer solutions, based on our experience, professionalism and vision;
    • Gather evidence thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned
    • Provide focused and commercially-grounded advice, based on over 25 years’ experience;
    • Provide you with the best possible prospect of defending a claim if it is without merit
    • Provide services that are accessible, flexible, and with a transparent fee structure.




    Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We’re proud to be sponsors of Mersey Maritime. It enables us to be fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
    Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
    Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
    Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
    Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
    Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
    Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
    John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
    As a founding member, Hill Dickinson is proud to support Mersey Maritime. Mersey Maritime creates and facilitates business opportunities for both its members and the wider maritime and business communities through regular networking events, lobbying and industry awards while addressing the skills gap in the maritime sector by integrating local academic resources with businesses to ensure focused training and development. Mersey Maritime has achieved so much since its inception in 2003 and continues to strive with members to ensure Merseyside’s place as the leading maritime hub.
    Colin Lavelle, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson LLP
    Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
    Phil James, Weightmans LLP
    I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
    Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
    Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
    James Douglas, ContainerPort
    As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
    John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems


    Mersey Maritime is one of Europe’s most successful maritime cluster organisations, representing the interests of over 1700 Maritime, Logistics and Energy businesses on Merseyside and beyond.

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