Capt. Matthew Forbes


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Capt. Matthew Forbes to the team at Tatham Macinnes. Matt, is a Master Mariner and qualified solicitor. Matt has previously worked at both Ince & Co and Brookes Bell, investigating a wide range of casualties encompassing incidents including collisions, salvage, groundings, fires, pollution, and cargo damage.

Matt has seagoing experience on a variety of ship types and sizes, comprising crude, LPG, LNG, products, passenger vessels, tugs, Ro-Ro, research and workboats. He served in all ranks to master and he continues to work as a delivery master. His broad maritime background includes acting as a maritime advisor to the European Commission in Brussels.

Matt holds an MSc in Marine Environmental Protection, an LLB (hons) in English Law and a BSc in Marine Operations.

In addition to his work with Tatham Macinnes, Matt presently works as a harbour master and pilot of large Ro-Ro vessels.

Matt bolsters further the wet team at Tatham Macinnes, which includes two Master Mariner solicitors and a former Naval Architect and surveyor.


We also welcome two new prize-winning junior lawyers to our team:

  • Antonis Vakondios; and
  • Panagiotis Boumpoulis.

AV PB combined

Please view their full bios here.

These appointments will help to cement our status as a firm known for its talent, staffed by a team with the highest possible technical, practical and linguistic skills.

For further information please contact:

Sora Jeon
T  +44 (0)20 7929 1533
M +44 (0)78 8129 6387

Alex Macinnes 
T  +44 (0)20 7929 2023
M +44 (0)79 5646 3588