IUA Circular 008/22

Practical aspects of collision claims

with Chris Zavos, Partner, Kennedys 
Alistair Johnston, Partner, CJC Law


Chaired by Michiel Starmans, Chairman of the Association of Average Adjusters 

Event Date:  Thursday 24 March 2022

Time: 12noon to 1pm with post-event sandwich buffet lunch

Venue for in-person attendance: The Fleet Room, Cavendish Conference Centre, America Square, 17, Crosswall, London EC3.

This is a free event, but names and email addresses of all attendees are required for registration.  Please click here to register.

Click here  for event Dial-in details for remote attendance.

Subject: This Hybrid Market Briefing will provide an overview of the practical aspects of collision claims, giving a simple guide to the Collision Regulations and how early assessments can be made as to which ship is to blame and where to commence proceedings. 

Contact:  Deborah Finch, IUA Events Manager (020 7617 4451)

We understand that some attendees are unable to join our webinar's due to company restrictions for some applications on company computers. Please note you can also connect and join with a mobile or tablet device. 

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With a huge percentage of world trade transported via our oceans and seas, our global dependency on shipping is paramount.

However, while oceans offer opportunities for shipping, there are numerous hazards that accompany sea transport including potential collisions between vessels. 

This Market Briefing will provide an overview of the practical aspects of collision claims, giving a simple guide to the Collision Regulations and how early assessments can be made as to which ship is to blame. 

In addition, our speakers will explore options open to shipowners as to where to undertake arrest and the best forum for legal proceedings.


Chris Zavos is a partner in Kennedy's London office, specialising in dispute resolution in marine and off-shore energy matters.  Predominantly for Lloyd's and global (re)insurers, he has extensive experience in advising on complex coverage as well as liability  defence, subrogation and sanctions issues.  He regularly advised on claims under liability, P&I, marine, war, BAR/CAR, yacht, cargo and offshore policies as well as political risks insurance.  Additionally, Chris has managed many market leading cases through arbitration and litigation and acts in collision and salvage matters.  

Alistair Johnston  is a partner in CJC’s London office and is one of the three founders of the firm.  Alistair's expertise covers all aspects of marine insurance, particularly collisions, groundings, fire and explosion, salvage, total loss, wreck removal, limitation of liability, pollution, general average, insurance coverage, shipbuilding, charterparty and bill of lading disputes.  His broad experience includes comprehensive casualty handling and he has acted for owners and their insurers in some of the most significant and high profile cases in recent years, managing all elements from the practicalities of the casualties themselves to the ensuing contractual disputes.

DISCLAIMER: The market briefing presentation materials and speaker comments therein were prepared solely by the presenter(s) in their personal and professional capacity. Any materials or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the IUA and IUA does not bear any responsibility for, or liability to, any parties in respect of the accuracy, legality or overall content of the presentation or any other comments made by speakers or other attendees during the market briefing.
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