Where the policy is subject to English law and practice either handling the dispute itself or advising on coverage issues.
We can assist parties involved in salvage arbitrations including multiple interest cargo salvages, the investigation of marine accidents / casualties, in the pursuit of unseaworthiness claims and in resisting claims for General Average contributions.
We can assist insurers or companies with their risk assessments. In particular we look at applicable contract conditions ensuring that they are effectively drafted. We also consider the procedures by which such conditions are incorporated into contracts having regard to the specific business needs and objectives of the client.
We can handle complex commercial disputes either in the UK or overseas, managing local lawyers from our network of correspondent lawyers.
Where the charterparty is governed by English law and London Arbitration is provided for in the charterparty.
Where the contract is subject to English law and jurisdiction or where English jurisdiction is compulsorily applicable. We can also instruct lawyers in other European jurisdictions to handle or work with us on such cases.
We can commence and run arbitrations, if necessary appointing an arbitrator in order to protect time and then running the arbitration, instructing counsel and/or experts as the need arises.
Many standard form contracts provide for English law and London Arbitration. Thomas & Co can advise both on contract formation and any disputes arising from such contracts.
Acting for those who are involved with international trade either as Exporters or Importers. Minimising the risk of problems arising and if disputes do arise ensuring that the client is in the strongest position to achieve a successful outcome.