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Richard Hugg

T: +44 20 7809 2199 M: +44 7825 848 156 Email Richard | vCard Office: London

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Insurance contentious claims and reinsurance

Insurance contentious claims and reinsurance

Richard Hugg Partner

Contact details

Richard Hugg

Richard Hugg
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2199 M: +44 7825 848 156 Email Richard | vCard Office: London

Richard is a marine insurance specialist, regularly acting for London market insurance clients on coverage issues, advising on wordings and helping to resolve disputes sensibly.
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Richard acts for insurers over a wide range of classes of business, with a focus in particular on Hull and Machinery insurers, war and liability disputes. He also advises on salvage, general average and recovery angles, providing legal and practical input.

Despite being a seasoned litigator, Richard aims to bring a sensible and commercial approach to disputes to achieve early resolution.

He has enjoyed a focus on yacht insurance disputes, advising on multiple coverage issues ranging from design issues, paint damage, engine damage and total losses.  A recent highlight includes the Galatea, where he acted for Hull and Machinery insurers, successfully defending a €13 million total loss (by fire) of a 36m Riva yacht.

Richard is a core member of the firm's yacht and superyacht team and regularly advises on contentious matters in the sector, with a particular focus on insurance disputes.

  • Marine and international trade

Acting for successful London insurers defending total loss of yacht following fire in Greece.

Acting for H&M insurers following total loss of vessel in Red Sea.

Acting for cargo insurers following grounding of vessel and resulting general average, salvage and recovery issues.

Acting for war insurers in multiple detention claims in various jurisdictions including Indonesia and Venezuela.

Advising P&I insurers on various claims including risk of direct action in various jurisdictions.

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  • Marine insurance

Acting for successful London insurers defending total loss of yacht following fire.

Acting for H&M insurers following total loss of vessel in Red Sea.

Acting for cargo insurers following grounding of vessel and resulting general average, salvage and recovery issues.

Acting for war insurers in multiple detention claims in various jurisdictions including Indonesia and Venezuela.

More: Marine insurance

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Insurance contentious claims and reinsurance

Insurance contentious claims and reinsurance

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