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Internationally recognised expertise in average adjusting

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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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The latest news and updates from Richards Hogg Lindley.

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Key Contacts

Richard Cornah

Tel +44 151 235 5554

Paul Silver
Managing Director, Marine

Tel +44 20 7015 2046

Andrew Paton
Director - Marine

Tel +44 151 235 5567

Benson Chiu
Managing Director - Greater China, Head of North Asia

Tel +852 2399 6188

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RHL Latest Publications

"The Longchanp" - Mitsui & Co. and others vs Beteiligungsgesellschaft LPG Tankerflotte

In 2014 the High Court held that crew wages and fuel consumed during lengthy ransom negotiations with Somali pirates could be allowed as general average under Rule F as an expense incurred in substitution for the higher cost of paying the initial ransom demand. The Court of Appeal has now reversed this judgement on the basis that Rule F cannot be applicable because there was only ever one course of action available – to pay the ransom.  

Commentary on the new York-Antwerp rules by Richard Cornah.

In May 2016 in New York, the York-Antwerp Rules 2016 were approved by the Comité Maritime International (CMI). This commentary sets out a brief background to the new rules and summarises the main changes.

For a comparison of the changes to the 1994 and 2004 rules, click here


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Marine Insurance Course

Our RHL Maritime Law & Marine Insurance Claims Course will take place from Monday 12th to Friday 16th September 2016.