expertise/admiralty-casualty

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Chambers UK 2016

Admiralty/Casualty

MFB has an experienced Casualty Response team that includes three ex-mariners.

Our team advises P&I Clubs, H&M insurers, Owners, Charterers and Salvors in relation to all aspects of maritime casualties, including collisions, fixed and floating object damage, salvage, towage, groundings, fires, container losses, pollution, unsafe ports, wreck removal and general average.

We advise on all types of investigation, risk management and emergency planning. We have a network of lawyers and experts around the world and, unrestricted by overseas offices or other arrangements, we can recommend the most appropriate choices for our clients’ needs. We also have close relationships with technical experts who can extract and present digital navigation data (including MADAS data), allowing us to conduct a desktop review of causation and liability. This form of casualty investigation, which may avoid the need for travel or witness statements, can often provide the necessary information in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. We also offer fixed fee investigations.

In addition to the key contacts mentioned below, most partners in the firm regularly handle cases arising from casualties as part of their service to their clients. This allows whoever is handling your case to draw upon the broad experience within the firm. Enquiries can, of course, be directed to your usual contact at MFB, either through the Emergency Response number or our main number.

Contact a member of the Admiralty/Casualty team through the Emergency Contact Number +44 (0)20 7330 8099 or directly using the contact numbers below:

Kevin Cooper: + 44 7771 858174
Helene Peter-Davies: + 44 7584 138538
Nick Wilson: +44 7557 179071
Peter Harris: +44 7881 625094
Matthew Montgomery: + 44 7384 525255

For more details, including examples of the types of cases that members of our team handle, please read our Casualty Response Brochure.