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13 - 14 November 2018
America Square (Cavendish Venues),

General Average Seminar

Thank you to all our attendees and speakers from the November 2017 seminar

Key Sessions from the November 2017 Agenda

Reformulated workshop

Expert guidance on the implications of General Average incidents for the various shareholders involved, including the procedures to be followed when an incident occurs, management of distressed cargo, legal issues arising in General Average incidents and practical adjusting exercises.

Introduction to the rules of General Average

A clear and comprehensible introduction to The Rules themselves, teamed with engaging casualty scenario sessions to cement your understanding.

Troubleshooting sessions

Get to grips with the problems that can arise during general average cases with people who face them every day.

BIMCO's Revisions

A BIMCO representative provides an introduction to the reason and effect of BIMCO’s revision to their Specialist General Average Clauses.

Contemporary issues

Open discussions on how the industry can best overcome the insurance, legal and operational challenges that present themselves when dealing with General Average.

Examination of recent legal cases

The lessons learned in recent legal cases and the implications for the future.

Attend This Seminar to:

  • Get a thorough grounding in this much discussed and often misunderstood principle of maritime law.
  • Gain insight into the key changes in the York Antwerp Rule 2016 revisions and BIMCO’s amendments to their Average Bond & Absorption clauses.
  • Take part in a legal examination of the issues that arise during general average cases.
  • Understand the various factors that can influence shipowner and insurer exposure.
  • Be introduced to average adjuster best practice.
  • Be led by industry experts through a series of casualty scenario sessions – putting the theory you’ve learnt straight to the test.
  • Walk away having gained a unique insight into what general average is, what it does, and how it affects you!

Who Should Attend

This practical course is perfect for anybody who has a limited understanding of General Average, or needs to know more about the latest developments in the field.
It is designed to bring delegates up-to-speed quickly, via the practical guidance of expert practitioners in the average adjustment, legal, and insurance industries.
Perfect for professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including those from law firms, specialised loss adjusting companies, insurance companies, reinsurance companies, shipowners and brokers.

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