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A leading set specialising in commercial, construction, insurance and property law


A number of our barristers have special expertise in marine insurance, both in relation to policy coverage issues and insurance-backed work. Members work for top P&I Clubs, often directly, and for leading specialist firms of solicitors.

As all our insurance practitioners, our marine insurance specialists deal with coverage and avoidance issues, causation, aggregation, limits, retentions and deductibles, as part of their core practices.

We also specialise in professional negligence claims against insurance professionals, including brokers, members agents, and other intermediaries. We also specialise in claims for personal injury on board and on the dockside.

Who we act for

  • P&I Clubs
  • Solicitors specialising in marine insurance and related work

Our areas of work include: 

  • Bespoke policies
  • Constructive total loss
  • Delay and change of voyage
  • Deviation
  • Floating policies
  • Fraudulent claims
  • Institute and International standard forms for hull, freight and cargo
  • Open covers
  • Piracy
  • Insurance and reinsurance of marine risks
  • Scuttling
  • Seaworthiness
  • Ship builders’ all risk policies
  • Sue and labour clauses
  • Valued policies
  • War and political issues

Contact us

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact a member of our Practice Management Team on +44 20 7242 2523 or e-mail practicemanagementteam@hardwicke.co.uk‚Äč.