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Recent Cases & Testimonials


Maritime law

  • Successfully defeating USD 1.3M breach of safe port warranty claim
  • High court litigation against charterers for breach of charterparty. Quantum in dispute over USD 2.7M
  • Establishing English law through  arrest of various sister vessels
  • Obtaining bank guarantee security from non-IG P&I insurers
  • Limiting claim down from USD 35M to under USD 7.8M for underwriters
RR&CO has become the extra team member we call on to strike the Fear of God into our opponents.
— Claims Director, Leading IG P&I Club

Marine insurance & fraud

  • Recovery under construction all risks policy totalling USD 880K
  • Gaining result in USD 705K loss of hire dispute
  • Coverage advice relating to misdirection of USD 600K bunkering funds fraud
  • Settling USD 1.3M hull policy claim at under USD 232K
  • Bulk liquid shortage claims arising from same port, various owners. In total saving clients near to USD 1.1M

Excellent service as always.
— Senior H&M Manager, Norwegian Hull Club
With [Head of Law] Russell, my matters are in safe hands.
— Head of Claims, Leading Lloyd's Syndicate

Collisions & salvage

  • Collision between tanker and dredger and her dumb barge. unfounded 'Catastrophic damage' claim for USD 2.2M from dredger's London insurers. Claim dismissed and costs ordered in our favour
  • Allison between containervessel and north European terminal. reducing owner's exposure by USD 500K
  • Fire onboard RO-RO vessel, salvage operation and LOF award advice
  • Recovery of substantial GA contributions from 19 consignees in Middle East
RR&CO’s legal understanding and practical, commercial insight are second to none.
— Head of Operations, Major Norwegian Shipowner



Cargo damage

  • USD 2.25M claim relating to Damage to ten stainless steel tanks by EDC due to alleged off-spec cargo 
  • Dismissing USD 3M Glacial Acetic Acid cargo contamination claim and recovering USD 200K demurrage counterclaim 
  • Successful resolution in USD 800K bunker contamination matter
  • Complex multi-voyage ship's tanks' damage claim, with successful recovery up and down the contractual chains totalling USD 510K
The entire team at RR&CO was indispensable in defeating the Charterers’ spurious USD 2.25M cargo contamination claim
— Head of Claims, Leading Scandinavian Insurer

Fast debt recovery service

  • Recovery of demurrage amounts totalling USD 2.1M in total over a matter of months
  • Gaining unpaid freight of USD 500K in ten days by issuing hand-crafted Dunning letters
  • Long outstanding freight totalling USD 350K recovered in short time period
  • Breach of contract recovery totalling EUR 645K


When you need the Big Guns, you call RR&CO.
— Head of Charterering, Chemical Tanker Owner

Contract review & drafting

  • Charterparty and new building contract reviews
  • Drafting of Liner bill of lading reverse terms
  • Amending standard form salvage, towage and heavy-lift contracts
  • Drafting of out-house technical and commercial / operations agreements
  • Consideration of vessel tender documentation
  • Drafting and advising on special provisions

Clear, logical descriptions throughout. Very approachable. A true pleasure to work with.
— In-house Counsel, Large Swiss-based Operator