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Living Wage
FRIARY COURT, 65 CRUTCHED FRIARS, LONDON, EC3N 2AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7264 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7264 8888
DX:
1069 LONDON CITY EC3
Email:
Web:
www.hfw.com
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James Gosling

Tel:
Work 020 7264 8382
Email:
HFW

Work Department

Shipping practice group.

Position

Partner specialising in salvage, collision, total loss, wreck removal and pollution, acting mainly for salvors, shipowners, hull underwriters and P&I Clubs; also handles marine insurance, general shipping and commercial law MOA disputes, charterparty disputes and cargo claims; important cases have included Scandinavian Star, Mineral Dampier collision with Hanjin Madras, Happy Fellow collision with Darfur, Europa collision with Inchon Glory, Belgrave and Smit Tak B.V v Selco Salvage; Limburg (suicide bombing of tanker in Yemen) and Tricolor (car carrier that had four collisions and sank in the Channel); clients include several leading salvage companies, shipowners, P&I Clubs, hull underwriters, ship managers, insurance brokers and one southern hemisphere tycoon. Has lectured on Admiralty law in Mexico and Venezuela in Spanish, and in London, Piraeus and Asia. Has dealt with over 100 piracy cases off Somalia since July 2008.

Career

Articled Stoneham, Langton & Passmore; qualified 1980; partner Holman Fenwick Willan 1988; member editorial board ‚ÄėJournal of International Maritime Law‚Äô (Lawtext); arbitrator; mediator.

Languages

French, Spanish.

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  • Business interruption insurance: importance of understanding cover

    Business interruption insurance is often a key component of a company’s business continuity plan. The insurance is designed to compensate an insured for the financial effect of the interruption or interference to that business as a result of physical damage to an insured property or other key external events, such as damage at a supplier’s or customer’s premises. The intention is to restore the business to the same financial position as if the loss had not occurred, subject always to the terms and conditions of the policy. 

    - Holman Fenwick Willan

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