North P&I Club Strengthens Cargo Claims Team


North P&I Club has further strengthened its specialist cargo claims team with the appointment of David Richards as Deputy Director (Cargo). This appointment is an important element in North’s continuing commitment to provide the highest standards of service delivery to its members in a continuing challenging environment for shipping.

Richards, formerly a partner with Ince & Co and a Legal 500 recommended dispute resolution lawyer, is a specialist in commercial shipping and trade and brings a vast range of experience and expertise in dealing with commodities, bill of lading and charterparty contracts. David regularly lectures on all areas of shipping and trade law, as well as on litigation and arbitration generally and has a special interest in Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

Andrew Taylor, North P&I’s Global Director (Claims), said, “Everyone at the Club is focused on delivering the very best member service and David’s appointment is a further advancement in the range and quality of advice we can offer our Members and wish David well in his relocation to Newcastle.”

David Richards, Deputy Director (Cargo), commented, “North has a second to none reputation in the P&I sector and I’m looking forward to working with North’s team around the world to build upon this deep-rooted commitment to service excellence.”


For further information contact: Kim Heaselden on +44 191 232 5221 /, or Nick Arthur on +44 1865 514214 /

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North P&I Club is a leading global marine insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to 195 million GT of owned and chartered tonnage. Through its guaranteed subsidiary Sunderland Marine, North is also a leading insurer of fishing vessels, small craft and aquaculture risks. The Standard and Poor’s ‘A’ rated Club is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, with regional offices and subsidiaries in China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Greece, Japan, Singapore and Sunderland Marine offices worldwide. North is a leading member of the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG), with over 12% of the IG’s owned tonnage. The 13 IG clubs provide liability cover for approximately 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage and, as a member of the IG, North protects and promotes the interests of the international shipping industry. For further information visit: