IUA Circular 033/21
The Joint Marine Claims Committee is pleased to present a series of webinars on important issues affecting the marine insurance industry.
Our first topic of limitation in maritime casualties will be split into two sessions – USA and Rest of World

“Limiting Claims in Maritime Law – Rest of World”

with  Maria Borg Barthet, Director, Campbell Johnston Clark  and  Alistair Johnston, Director, Campbell Johnston Clark
Event Chair:  Jenna Hales, Marine, Energy and Specialty Claims Manager, Hiscox London Market and Chair of the JMCC 

Event Date:  Wednesday 28 April 2021 Time: 2pm/14.00hrs  (UK/London time) for approx 1 hour

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Subject:  This market briefing is first in a series of JMCC webinars regarding maritime issues. This event will focus on limitation in maritime casualties for Rest of World. 

Contact:  Deborah Finch, IUA Events Manager (020 7617 4451)
This is a free event, but names and email addresses of all attendees are required for registration.  Please click here to register.

Click here  for event Dial-in details

Please adhere to on line etiquette during our presentations.  We kindly ask you to mute your microphone and video upon commencing the link and to use the Chat application for any  questions, which will be addressed by the speaker at the end of the presentation. We suggest dialling in at least 5 mins before the start of the webinar.
Please note that any recording of this event will be available post-event in DropBox format, subject to speaker authorisation.

A distinctive feature of maritime law is the privilege accorded to a shipowner and certain other persons (such as charterers in some instances) to limit the amount of their liability, under certain circumstances, in respect of tort and contract claims. 

When faced with a maritime casualty, insurers will seek to assess the financial impact of the incident and whether their client is afforded the benefits of limiting liability, or not. Or indeed if some parties are unable to recoup all of their losses due to the particular limitation convention in play, and to what extent it has been ratified.

Our guest speakers will seamlessly guide listeners through the complexities of maritime limitation from a non-US perspective. Jurisdiction will play a key part in strategically assessing the position and potential outcomes.

Our Speakers:

Maria Borg Barthet is a director at Campbell Johnston Clark and is based in the firm’s London office.  She provides legal advice on all aspects of wet and dry shipping litigation, including bill of lading and charterparty disputes, marine insurance, collisions, salvage and other casualty-related matters. She also deals with international trade law and commodities, notably the interaction between the sale and carriage contracts, issues arising under CIF/FOB sale contracts and letter of credit transactions. Maria previously tutored LLM students at the University of Southampton in the subjects of international trade, carriage of goods by sea and admiralty law. She is dual qualified in the UK and Malta.

Alistair Johnston is a director at the London office of CJC and is one of the three founders of the firm. His expertise covers all aspects of marine insurance, particularly collisions, groundings, fire and explosion, salvage, total loss, wreck removal, limitation of liability, pollution, general average, insurance coverage, shipbuilding, charterparty and bill of lading disputes. Alistair’s broad experience includes comprehensive casualty handling and he has acted for owners and their insurers in some of the most significant and high profile cases in recent years, managing all elements from the practicalities of the casualties themselves to the ensuing contractual disputes.

Click here to register for JMCC "USA Limitations" event of 12th May - further details circulated in due course. 

DISCLAIMER: The market briefing presentation materials and speaker comments therein were prepared solely by the presenter(s) in their personal and professional capacity. Any materials or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the IUA and IUA does not bear any responsibility for, or liability to, any parties in respect of the accuracy, legality or overall content of the presentation or any other comments made by speakers or other attendees during the market briefing.

As a member of the CPD (Continuing Personal or Professional Development) Certification Service the IUA is committed to providing high quality training activities. Our market briefing events are certified as being suitable for CPD purposes. To obtain a self assessment form for any particular event please email Deborah Finch. These forms will be issued after each individual event upon request.