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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

06/07/2011

Garnat Trading & Shipping (Singapore) Pte Ltd & Anor v. Baominh Insurance Corporation

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Michael Ashcroft QC, acted for the successful Vietnamese and Singaporean insurance claimants in this substantial marine insurance trial and appeal arising out of the total loss of a floating dock during ocean towage from Vladivostok to Vietnam. The Court of Appeal, upholding Christopher Clarke J, rejected the insurers’ allegations of fraud, forgery, non-disclosure and unseaworthiness. The Court held that, in the light of the disclosures that had been made, the insurers bore the risk of the vessel meeting a typhoon or storm with a sea force greater than 5 and wave heights greater than 3.5 metres and that the vessel was not proven to be unseaworthy by reason of her draft on departure, the condition of her ballast pumping system, the condition of her hull and watertight divisions or the relevant cargo securing arrangements. The Court also rejected various allegations by the insurers to the effect that the claimants had dishonestly fabricated documents in order to support their insurance claim.

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