State Of The Netherlands (Represented By The Minister Of Defence) –v- Youell And Hayward And Others

Alistair Schaff QC
Jawdat Khurshid QC

[1998] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 236

Alistair Schaff and Jawdat Khurshid acted in this matter involving paint damage to submarines and issues of sue and labour

Insurance (Marine) – Sue and labour – Joint or composite policies – Wilful misconduct – Contract for building of two submarines for Dutch navy – Submarines suffered debonding and cracking in paintwork – Whether navy and yard joint assured – Whether plaintiffs guilty of wilful misconduct – Whether conduct of yard relevant – Whether underwriters entitled to deny liability – Whether plaintiffs failed to take steps to minimize damages

Date added: February 28th, 1997

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Insurance & reinsurance
Shipping, admiralty & transport