Marine Claims Adjuster / Qualified Solicitor (with Maritime)

23 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company
A London based syndicate, with a focus on the maritime business market
The Role
1. To manage proper handling of own claim files, including file husbandry in accordance with current claims procedures manual.
2. To maintain accurate estimates on each file.
3. To prepare reports including; agenda notes, notification to reinsurers, club circulars etc.
4. To report in writing notification of large claims (in excess of us$200,000) to spl directors, department managers and the relevant underwriter.
5. To report to, and assist loss prevention department, the syndicate manager - claims and the relevant underwriter where a claims trend or problem vessel is detected.
6. To share knowledge, information and experience across the claims team and department as a whole.
7. To develop the skills and knowledge required for the effective performance of the role by participating in and actively contributing to training and development activities.
8. To work with underwriters to identify, attract, develop and retain business for the mutual benefit of the club.
9. To assist the syndicate manager - claims with or take the lead with adhoc club projects.
The Candidate
Good understanding of the clubs' aims, objectives, structures and finances.
Good working knowledge of the clubs' systems and processes to ensure efficient service delivery.
Detailed understanding of the foundations of shipping law, i.e.
The distinction between sources of law, whether statutory, common law, tortious or contractual.
The distinctions and interfaces between civil law and criminal law
Statute law and regulation
The basis of the law of tort
The genesis of contractual liabilities
General principles distinguishing between tortious and contractual damages
Personal injury damages calculation under English law, poea, Singapore workmen's compensation act and other relevant national compensation regimes.
Detailed understanding the application of shipping law, i.e.
Greek convention liabilities
CLC liabilities and recoverable pollution damage
Collision regulations
The interface of hull cover with P&I cover in relation to collision liabilities
The three essential features of a bill of lading
The Hague/hague-visby rules and other relevant legal regimes governing contracts of carriage
The distinction between bareboat, time and voyage charterparties
The main charterparty wordings e.g. Nype, baltime, gencon and tanker voyage c/p forms
Through bills of lading and exposure to/recourse from pre/on-carriers
The principles applying to the cover of consortia and space/slot charter arrangements affecting members
Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of P & I cover
Detailed understanding of the principles of estimating and their application to own claims.
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