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Craig Bird

Legal Director

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Craig Bird

Craig Bird

Legal Director

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Craig Bird

Craig Bird

Legal Director

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  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Marine

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Craig is an experienced marine lawyer and advises London market and international marine insurers on all matters arising out of the sale, insurance and carriage of goods, by sea, air, road and rail. Craig also regularly advises on other marine classes such as warehousing, liability, yachts and specie.

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Craig joined Clyde & Co in 2015 and is part of the Marine and International Trade team.  He specialises in cargo claims, coverage, CMR, marine casualties, general average and salvage. Craig handles litigation before the commercial and admiralty courts in London and before London arbitration tribunals, as well as co-ordinating litigation in a wide range of other jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Singapore.

He handles a significant global commodities account which involves assessing claims in a wide range of jurisdictions and protecting insurers' rights from the first notification of loss.  This can lead to advising on the need for immediate security and potential arrest in multiple locations.   

Craig is frequently asked by leading insurers in London, Europe and ASIA to provide marine insurance coverage advice in respect of very high value losses.  Having completed two London market secondments in 2016 and 2017 at Zurich Insurance and Brit Syndicates, Craig has broad experience of the insurance market and first-hand experience of adjusting marine, fine art and specie claims.   

Craig has been recommended in the Legal 500 in both 2014 and 2015 as a Junior.

Craig sits on the Committee of the Lloyd's Marine and Energy Under 35s Insurance Group.

 

Experience
  • Acting for subrogated underwriters in various high court proceedings for cargo claims for loss and/or damage to high value cargoes.
  • Representing claimant insurers in recovery proceedings in Dubai for significant damage sustained to a superyacht worth in excess of USD100m.
  • Advising underwriters on a high profile warehouse loss of dairy products pursuant to the UK Warehousing Association Terms. 
  • Pursuing claims for a well-known speciality chemicals company for loss and/or damage to a wide range of pharmaceutical products.
  • Acting for London market reinsurers in a claim for extensive damage sustained to a pump station in Oman by an adjoining reservoir osmosis desalination plant. 
  • Defending liability insurers of allegedly contaminated oil at a large storage facility in the UK.
  • Advising on coverage and defending insurers in a mast damage/hull claim worth in excess of EUR2.5m subject to a French Court Survey. 
  • Successfully defending the liability of a boatyard involved in an incident which resulted in fire damage to several stored vessels. 
  • Reviewing 18 marine policies for a leading Lloyd's syndicate to assess and evaluate potential cyber exposure.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Marine