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An adjusters’ note on substituted expenses and ransom payments – “The Longchamp”

15 February 2017

The Court of Appeal has reversed the 2014 High Court judgement that crew wages and fuel consumed during lengthy ransom negotiations with Somali pirates could be allowed as general average under Rule F of the York Antwerp Rules. This article provides insight into both the High Court and Court of Appeal decisions, and clarifies the test for establishing an allowance under Rule F.

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Environmental liabilities in particular average - Part 2

16 November 2016

Situations in which pollution-related costs can be recovered in general average (GA) have been discussed in our previous article, “Environmental liabilities in general average – Part I”. We will now consider when the costs of cleaning up pollution in dry-dock may be covered by particular average (PA).

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Environmental liabilities in general average - Part 1

30 September 2016

The liability aspect of environmental costs falls traditionally within the ambit of P&I cover. However, there can be situations whereby such costs can be recovered as either general average (GA) or particular average (PA) from property insurers. This article will consider the topic from a GA point of view.

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An adjuster's note on constructive total loss

31 August 2016

This was a first instance trial in which the underwriters of the “Renos” attempted to defend a claim by the assured for constructive total loss of the vessel following significant damage caused by a fire in the engine room in Suez in August 2012. Notice of abandonment was tendered in February 2013. From an adjusting perspective, it raises some interesting points concerning which costs should be included in the assessment of a claim for constructive total loss. We also take the opportunity to note some of the differences in approach to claims for CTLs between the conditions commonly used in the market.


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