Tony is an experienced shipping/insurance practitioner. In addition to more than 20 years’ experience as a maritime solicitor dealing with litigation in the Courts he also spent 8 years working as an Average Adjuster and has a long association with the marine insurance market.
Tony has worked on virtually all of the main types of marine insurance policy, including hull and machinery, loss of hire, port risks, war and cargo policies as well as some of the more specialist wordings, advising Lloyd’s syndicates, companies, and insureds. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and an Associate of the Association of Average Adjusters.
He has advised P&I Clubs regarding coverage issues and has considerable experience advising the legacy insurance industry.
As well as advising clients in relation to policy coverage Tony has considerable casualty management experience in relation to shipping casualties such as groundings or collisions, fatal accidents onboard ships and in ports, warehouse fires, and asbestos contamination.
He has a particular interest in General Average and regularly advises shipowners, insurers, and P&I Clubs on aspects such as the casualty itself and security wording, throughout the process to enforceability action.
My recent publications
News / Court construes scope of indemnity under Mortgagees’ Interest Insurance Policy
06-06-2022 / Insurance, Maritime
Piraeus Bank A.E. v Antares Underwriting Limited and others (The ZouZou)  EWHC 1169 (Comm)
News / High Court assesses insurable interest principle and late payment damages claim
16-03-2022 / Insurance, Maritime
Quadra Commodities SA v XL Insurance Company SE & Ors  EWHC 431 (Comm) This recent High Court case deals with a claim arising from the “Agroinvestgroup Fraud” which affected the Ukrainian agribusiness in early 2019. It provides useful guidance on the interpretation of all-risks cargo policies and, for the first time, how the Courts will treat claims for late payment damages under section 13A of the Insurance Act 2015.
Insights / Spire Healthcare Limited v Royal and Sun Alliance Limited – Court of Appeal – 11 January 2022
The Court of Appeal has given judgment providing clear guidance on the interpretation of aggregation clause in policies of insurance.