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Gateley Plc, Jane Hobbs, London, ENGLAND

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Jane Hobbs

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Gateley Plc

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Shipping and transport.


Jane has expertise in shipping and insurance disputes. She specialises in carriage of goods by sea and road and insurance (both marine and non-marine).
Experience includes:

Shipping & Transport
Jane acts for cargo owners, cargo insurers, freight forwarders, haulage companies, shipowners and charterers.
Many of her cases involve pursuing or defending cargo claims, advising on contracts and acting on a wide range of shipping disputes.

Marine Insurance
Jane acts for insureds and insurers on all types of marine and freight liability policies. She handles policy disputes as well as insurance recoveries and defence work.

Non Marine Insurance
Jane acts for businesses and individuals who have problems getting a claim paid under an insurance policy. She has good experience of dealing with claims under almost every type of non-marine insurance policy, including property, engineering, Directors & Officers, credit risk, crime and fidelity, construction, public liability and professional indemnity policies.

Where clients do not have insurance cover for a particular loss or liability, Jane helps them to make recoveries from parties responsible for the loss. She also helps them to defend their position, when others are holding them liable for a loss.


Qualified 1991; partner 1997; partner Gateley 2008 to date. Publications of note: contributor to ‘Insurance Disputes’.


Oxford University (MA law).

London: Transport


Within: Shipping

Gateley Plc receives plaudits for its ‘client service delivery’ and the team regularly handles charterparty matters, ship sale and purchase disputes, marine cargo claims, superyacht matters and shipbuilding disputes. The team represented Fulton Shipping in its high-profile dispute, the New Flamenco, which clarified the law relating to mitigation of damages for breach of contract. Additional highlights included acting for Pequod Associates as claimants on a dispute arising from the theft of containers from the port of Antwerp. Nicholas Walser is an ‘exceptional lawyer with extensive experience in shipping law’; Jane Hobbs handles marine insurance work; and Andrew Messent advises on claims relating to the carriage of goods. Associate James Jaffa is noted for his superyachts experience. Paul Dickie leads the department.

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