We have a team of 15 claims handlers in two offices handling claims for our clients.
Our team is one of the largest when compared to overall scale of operation that works in the P&I Market.
Charterer Time Charter Trip Form NYPE Type Cargo Claim Synopsis: This case illustrates Charterer's exposure to an (implied) indemnity claim by Owners who are able to prove a loss as a result of complying with Charterer's orders. Equally it highlights the need to combat indemnity claims where there is merit to do so. This example explains how an Assured is…Read More »
Charterer Voyage Charter Form Americanised Welsh Coal Charter Type FD&D Claim / Demurrage Class I Defence (FD&D) Laytime and demurrage problems Synopsis: This matter involves a Charterer (the Assured) attempting to recover a substantial claim for demurrage from his sub-charterer. The FD&D department of the Club is immediately instructed to provide a preliminary advice on how best protect the disponent…Read More »
Charterer Period Charter Form NYPE Type FD&D Claim / Failure to Follow Charterers Orders Class I Defence (FD&D) Failure of owners to follow charterers' orders Synopsis: This case highlights the exposure of a Charterer to an abusive Owner prepared to deviate from the contractual terms and to lien the cargo as security for an unwarranted claim in terms of quantum.…Read More »
Charterer Time Charter Form Baltime Type FD&D Claim / Frustration Class I Defence (FD&D) Frustration of time charterparty Synopsis: This case deals with the delicate legal English law principle of frustration where sound legal advice from the Club and English solicitors is paramount to avoid unpleasant consequences arising of a potential repudiatory breach for unlawful termination of contract. The advice…Read More »
Charterer Voyage Charter Form Gencon Type FD&D Claim / Cancellation Class I Defence (FD&D) Cancellation of a vessel under a voyage charter Synopsis: A premature cancellation can place a party in what is called in English law anticipatory breach allowing the other party to claim damages which otherwise would not have arisen. It is not uncommon for a charterer to…Read More »
Form: Gencon Type: Damage to Hull Type: Cargo Claim Synopsis: There is often the perception that a very limited third party liability risk is attached to a voyage charterer. Whilst to some extent this is accurate, the reality is that the exposure could be substantial in the event of a claim typically for breach of a safe berth/port warranty or,…Read More »
Charter: Time Charter Trip Form: NYPE Type: Cargo Claim Synopsis: This claim example illustrates the exposure of a time charterer to cargo claims in the first instance when trading with bills of lading on its own form as carriers. With the valuable assistance of Club correspondents and local surveyors, the Club is able to establish that the nature of the…Read More »
Charterer Period Time Charter Form NYPE Type Damage to Hull Claim Synopsis: The quality of bunkers stemmed by the vessel has always been a major concern to Charterers who are commonly required by contract to supply bunkers of a certain specification. This example highlights the exposure that a Charterer has to very significant claims for damage to engine caused by…Read More »