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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.

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20 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

20 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

19/10/2010

Garnat Trading & Shipping (Singapore) & Vung Tau Shipbuilding v Baominh Insurance Corporation

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Michael Ashcroft, instructed by Thomas Cooper, acted alone for the successful insurance claimants in this US$8.3m Commercial Court case relating to the total loss of a floating dock and floating workshop during ocean towage. The insurers were represented by Stuart Isaacs QC and Taylor Wessing.

The insurers' non-disclosure defence was firmly rejected, the Judge finding that sufficient disclosure had been made and, for completeness, that there had in any event been a waiver and no proven inducement. All facets of the insurers' unseaworthiness defence were also rejected in the light of the factual and expert (naval architecture) evidence, the Judge finding that the floating dock was seaworthy at the commencement of the voyage and that the loss was caused by perils of the sea. The Judge was critical of the insurers' repeated attempts to suggest that documents produced and evidence given by the claimants were forged or fictitious, describing their allegations as straining credulity.

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