Insurance underpins all shipping and offshore activity and issues can arise after a claim has arisen where underwriters raise issues on coverage for unseaworthiness, breach of warranty or issues arising in pre placing presentation.
All cases interface with your insurers and we have experience acting for insurers and assureds when considering whether a claim can be validly declined in full or part. August 2016 sees the new Insurance Act 2015 coming into force which will replace the long standing Marine Insurance Act 1906. It will undoubtedly give rise to new issues and we are well placed to guide you through these. On the energy side we deal with matters arising from upstream, midstream and downstream business.
We are able to advise on all types of marine policies, including:
- builders’ risks
- charterer’s liability
- loss of hire
- hull and machinery
- war risks.
Our lawyers have hands-on technical and commercial industry experience as surveyors, naval architects, master mariners and seafarers. This means we are able to understand, identify and focus on the central issues.