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Collision liability and claims

Technology has taken some subjective analysis out of the assessment of liability in collision cases but issues of security, forum selection and limitation of liability remain as important as ever. Understanding the collision regulations and relevant conventions is critical. London remains the leading jurisdiction of choice to assess liability and determine issues over quantum.

We have Admiralty practitioners who have handled many high-profile collisions. This is a subject which is at the very core of our skill set and the leading partners are aided by a senior in-house QC and ex Master Mariners. We have the ability to analyse VDR and ECDIS data to assess liability. Key to the efficient handling of a collision claim is understanding the implications in GA and in relation to both charterparties and bills of lading.

Further, we work with clients to prepare supporting vouchers and claim schedules and are confident that our approach maximises the potential recovery for shipowners and minimises third party exposure.