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Welcome to Richards Hogg Lindley

RHL is a leading provider of independent marine claims advice on coverage and quantum issues. As global average adjusters, we are able to handle complex hull and machinery cases, shipyard losses, loss of hire claims and the largest general average losses. Our worldwide team includes more Fellows of the Association of Average Adjusters than any other business and our training programmes are widely recognised as among the best in the industry.

Hull and Machinery

Our role is to promote the swift resolution of claims on hull and machinery policies by giving an opinion on liability or by producing a full adjustment of the claim.

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General Average

General Average is an internationally recognised system of casualty management where intentional losses or expenses are shared.

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Loss of Hire Claims

A significant casualty will impair the vessel’s ability to trade with the result that its revenue stream will be adversely affected until repairs are carried out.

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Security Collections

Handling collection of General Average or Salvage Security where interests are numbered in thousands demands special expertise.

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Salvage, Collision and Other Liability Claims

Liability claims can significantly dispute ship owners and operators’ businesses, unless quickly resolved.

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Shipbuilder's risks

Where an accident has occurred during the construction of a vessel, shipbuilders face pressure on profit margins and customer dissatisfaction.

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Ship Repairers liability

The disruption caused by an accident in a shipyard can severely reduce cash flow and profit margins.

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Cruise ship claims

The cruise industry is a high capital venture and operates in an environment of intense competition which is continually changing.

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RHL history

RHL’s history stretches back over 200 years.

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Key Contacts

Oliver Hutchings
Managing Director, Marine

T: +44 203 320 8885
M: +44 791 772 2761
E: oliver.hutchings@ctplc.com

Andrew Slade
Director – Head of Average Adjusting, London

T: +44 20 7398 5354
M: +44 7585 888 454
E: andrew.slade@rhl-ct.com

Amy O'Neill
Managing Director, Liverpool

T: +44 151 235 5557
M: +44 7884 114 178
E: amy.o'neill@rhl-ct.com

Cory Chow
Managing Director, North Asia

T: +852 2399 6138
M: HK: +852 92664409 China: +86 147-1440-6860
E: cory.chow@ctplc.com

Alex Pinto
Director (Singapore, Mumbai & Kuala Lumpur), RHL/CTA

T: +65 6506 2898
M: +65 9675 4976
E: alex.pinto@ctplc.com

Angeliki Kallini
Director - Marine Adjusting (Greece)

T: +30 210 429 1512
M: +30 6977 402 510
E: angeliki.kallini@ctplc.com

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Richards Hogg Lindley is a trading division of Charles Taylor Adjusting Ltd.

RHL News and Latest Publications

Commentary on amendments to LOF 2020

The latest amends to the Lloyd's Open Forum (LOF) came into effect from 1 January 2020. We have reviewed the further changes that have been made and consider the impacts these may have on the role of average adjusters when handling claims involving LOF salvage. 

Implications fo the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap from a hull and machinery claims perspective

On 1 January 2020, the limit for Sulphur in fuel oil used in vessels operating outside designated control areas will be reduced from 3.5% to 0.5% under the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap. This publication sets out the options available to Shipowners in order to comply with the Sulphur Cap.

An Adjuster's Note On Ballast General Average

This article sets out a brief background to ballast general average situations and comments on some of the different types of ballast GA clauses under major international insurance policies.

An Adjuster's Note On The Supreme Court Decision In The “B Atlantic”

The Supreme Court’s judgement relating to seizure as a result of drug smuggling clarifies the relevant cover under war risk policies and reaffirms the proximate cause doctrine.
In the first instance judgement, noteworthy considerations were also given to the allowance of sue and labour charges after giving notice of abandonment for a constructive total loss.

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