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Thomas Forkin

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Thomas Forkin

Thomas Forkin

Associate

People

Thomas Forkin

Thomas Forkin

Associate

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Thomas joined Clyde & Co in 2013 and is part of the Marine and International Trade team in our Guildford office, where he specialises in marine insurance, shipping, trade and transport litigation/dispute resolution with a particular focus on cargo recovery, marine casualty, general average and salvage.  He handles London arbitrations and litigation before the Commercial and Admiralty Courts in London, as well as coordinating litigation in numerous other jurisdictions around the world.

Thomas handles marine cargo claims and provides cargo claim, insurance, transportation and marine casualty related advice to leading insurers in Europe and Asia, particularly in Spain and Turkey, owing to his fluency in Spanish and Turkish, and South Korea.   

Experience
  • Acting for and advising cargo insurers in respect of salvage, general average and recovery issues arising from major container vessel fires. 
  • Advising insurers on FFL and cargo insurance policy wordings. 
  • Acting for cargo insurers in connection with the world's largest total loss of a container vessel. 
  • Defending general average claims against cargo interests arising in connection with a piracy attack and payment of a ransom.
  • Pursuing claims and advising clients in respect of temperature damage to frozen/cooled reefer cargo shipments. 
  • Advising cargo insurers on policy defences, reinsurance and coinsurance disputes.     

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Expertise

Thomas acts for international marine insurers specialising in disputes and recovery matters arising from the sale, storage, insurance and transportation of goods by sea, road and rail.

Offices & Regions covered