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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

Richard Cornah
Chairman

Tel +44 151 235 5554
Mobile +44 7785 948 830
Email richard.cornah@rhl-ct.com

Paul Silver
Managing Director, Marine

Tel +44 20 7015 2046
Mobile +44 7785 948 832
Email paul.silver@rhl-ct.com

Andrew Paton
Director - Marine

Tel +44 151 235 5567
Mobile +44 7798 775 075
Email andrew.paton@rhl-ct.com

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

Tel +852 2399 6188
Mobile +852 9831 2812
Email benson.chiu@ctplc.com

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RHL News and Latest Publications

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

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.

"Environmental liabilities in particular average - Part 2"
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 1". We will now consider when the costs of cleaning up pollution in dry-dock may be  covered by particular average (PA).

"Environmental liabilities in general average - Part 1

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.

An adjuster's note on constructive total loss

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.

Insurance Act 2015/Enterprise Act 2016

Because the standard Institute Clauses provide that “This insurance is subject to English law and practice”, the first significant statutory changes under English law since the 1906 Marine Insurance Act are of general interest to insurers and assureds worldwide.

 

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