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Andrew Nicholas



Andrew Nicholas

Andrew Nicholas


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Andrew has been at Clyde & Co for 10 years and is part of the marine department based in Guildford. He is also a member of the firm's Global Management Board.

He specialises in marine insurance, shipping and transport litigation and dispute resolution. Andrew handles litigation before the commercial and admiralty courts in London and before London arbitration tribunals, as well as co-ordinating litigation in a number of other jurisdictions.

He has acted for a number of UK and foreign underwriters in connection with various matters arising from damage and loss to cargo in transit, whether the method of transit involves carriage by sea, road, air or rail.

  • Acting for over 20 sets of underwriters in connection with unseaworthiness aspects of ""CP VALOUR"" and ""MSC NAPOLI""
  • ""RAFAELA S"" (2005) - acting for the successful cargo underwriters in the House of Lords decision which is now considered to be the leading English authority on which shipping documents are to be considered as
    'bills of lading' for the purpose of COGSA 1971
  • Coopers Payen Ltd v Southampton Container Terminal Ltd (2003) - a leading decision on burdens of proof in bailment cases
  • Acting for London Market in connection with the loss of military hardware valued at approximately US$70m


  • Droit maritime