Our marine insurance team understands the challenges faced by insurers and owners of vessels in the leisure marine industry.
An incident leading to an insurance claim can affect the ability to use a vessel, with the potential to cause significant financial loss over and above the initial claim.
We seek to find pragmatic solutions through negotiation and more formal litigation routes, protecting your commercial and legal interests.
Our team acts for owners and insurers on a variety of issues, including collision, salvage, policy coverage issues, and personal injury claims.
We have particular expertise in cross-border disputes throughout Europe and beyond; we have close associations with a global network of lawyers, surveyors and other experts to protect your position and provide strategic advice in conjunction with our own extensive experience in the Admiralty Court.
We take a proactive approach to resolving disputes by providing unambiguous advice and taking decisive action to find a practical solution quickly, employing a variety of settlement techniques including mediation and arbitration. We proceed to litigation only if it is considered a necessary and cost effective solution.
- Acting for owners and insurers following a collision between two super yachts in the Caribbean that caused several million pounds worth of damage, including the negotiation of the repair contract to enable our client's yacht to be repaired as soon as practicable
- Advising a professional sailor in respect of personal injury sustained in a racing collision
- Advising insurers on the recovery of their outlay on a limitation of liability claim following a collision between a motor yacht and a sailing yacht, and obtaining security to protect the owner's and insurer's position