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Forensic & Financial Analysis

Many, if not most, U.S. domestic and international prosecutions that involve marine oil or chemical spills are carried out as criminal cases that can carry severe financial or other penalties.  In some instances, even jail sentences may result for those found directly responsible, including shipmasters, chief engineers, port captains or other shoreside management and corporate executives.

Gallagher Marine Systems regularly provides detailed research, financial and spill-related analyses, and expert testimony to support litigation and arbitration, primarily for the benefit of our client’s protection, for indemnity clubs or other defense attorneys.  Using analytical research, our experts effectively communicate opinions and factual data through expert declarations, depositions, direct testimony and exhibits.

GMS is available for a wide range of scientific and environmental services including:

  • Oil and chemical spill environmental forensic and litigation support
  • Expert witness testimony for marine pollution investigations and litigation
  • Spill modelling services
  • Oil spill quantity estimation
  • Scientific services related to damage assessment and compensation claims
  • Third party financial audits

GMS has an extensive record of providing financial, scientific and environmental advice and services, as well as expert testimony and witness services in legal cases where oil spill mitigation techniques and other spill related concerns are in question.  Our skills and flexibility allow us to meet the demands of our clients in emergency situations, maritime accidents, or environmental pollution incidents and spills that occur in United States waters or around the world.  Our reputation and effectiveness is supported by praise and compliments received after many trials and arbitrations.

For further inquiries regarding our Forensic and Financial Analyses services, please contact us at [email protected]