➤ Collisions, Salvage, Towage & GA
Marine Casualty Investigators are extremely useful for overseas attendances during the initial stages of a casualty and thereafter for the taking of proofs of evidence from the personnel involved in the casualty. We maintain a close relationship with Terry and his company Ogg Expert employing their casualty investigators as and when needed.
Our Casualty Investigators can be on site within hours
ensuring vital evidence is preserved.
EXPERTS IN THE PROCEDURES
Collision actions are heard in the Admiralty Court in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules.
Towage Contracts such as TOWCON 2008 are subject to LMAA arbitration in accordance with the BIMCO Dispute Resolution Clause.
Salvage actions under LOF are subject to Lloyd’s Standard Salvage and Arbitration Clauses and Lloyd’s Procedural Rules which are essentially a ‘free form’ arbitration.
The choice of law and jurisdiction of General Average claims will be determined by the proper law of the Average Guarantee.
NECESSARY INITIAL ACTION to ENSURE ULTIMATE RECOVERY
Many cases turn upon the founding of jurisdiction. We have a wealth of experience handling many leading cases founding jurisdiction in the English courts.
SECURING YOUR CLAIM
Security for your claim is essential and arrest actions in English and other convenient jurisdictions against ship or cargo and bunkers (on time-chartered vessels) are occasionally necessary to preserve the purpose of your action. Security in an acceptable form is not always available, forcing us to seek an order for appraisement and sale.