Digby Brown Solicitors acting for the family of Graeme Mackie

Woman getting advice from solicitor

Digby Brown are acting for the family of Graeme Mackie, a diver who tragically died while working off Methil Harbour in Fife in 2011.

On Wednesday 29th July, the skipper of the boat Mr Mackie was working from was sentanced to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work and made subject to a restriction of liberty order, placing him on 7pm to 7am home curfew for six months at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Digby Brown Solicitor Catriona Headley, who is representing Mr Mackie's family, read a statement on their behalf:

"After four years, we now, finally, have some element of closure. There is no sentence that could have ever been enough to reflect the loss of a life that could have been avoided. Our family has lost a loving father, partner, son and brother, something that will affect us all for the rest of our lives.

“Nothing can bring Graeme back but we can only hope that what happened makes other people stop and think about the responsibilities they owe to the people who work for them.  Whatever you need to do to keep your workers safe, please do it.  No family should ever have to go through what we had to over the last few years.”

A BBC news report on the sentacing and the reaction of the family of Graeme Mackie can be viewed at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-33702060

The events were also reported by STV and the Edinburgh Evening News