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Hull and Machinery

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

We do this by our: 

  • Independence
  • Dispute resolution skills
  • Knowledge of different types of insurance contracts and practical claims settlement in-house marine engineering expertise
  • Global claims experience represented by our office network
  • Speedy, concise and effective reporting

We have combined the traditional average adjusters’ independent approach to claims settlement with modern IT methods, providing a service that is flexible and fast. Potential difficulties or areas of dispute are identified at an early stage and dealt with in a non-adversarial manner that safeguards relationships between the parties, and which is cost-effective.

Our qualified and experienced personnel form a global resource to help clients respond to casualties and process claims effectively. Staffed largely by local nationals, our offices are known and respected in their markets, providing invaluable guidance wherever problems occur.

Key Contacts

Richard Cornah
Chairman

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

Oliver Hutchings
Managing Director, Marine

Tel +44 203 320 8885
Mobile +44 791 772 2761
Email oliver.hutchings@ctplc.com

Andrew Slade
Director – Head of Marine Hull, London

Tel +44 20 7398 5354
Mobile +44 7585 888 454
Email andrew.slade@ctplc.com

Amy O'Neill
Managing Director, Liverpool

Tel +44 151 235 5557
Mobile +44 7884 114 178
Email amy.o'neill@rhl-ct.com

Cory Chow
Managing Director, North Asia

Tel +852 2399 6138
Mobile HK: +852 92664409 China: +86 147-1440-6860
Email cory.chow@ctplc.com

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RHL News and Latest Publications

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.

Introduction to Hull Claims

The nature of ships and the trades they ply gives rise to a wide variety of risks and exposes both the ship itself and those that run them to a multitude of different types of losses. Marine hull insurance, possibly the oldest type of insurance, steps in to combat the effect of these losses, and is a means by which shipowners can manage their risk. This publication gives an initial introduction to marine hull claims, and the role that average adjusters play.