Toby Vallance - DAC Beachcroft

Toby Vallance


London - Minster Court

Toby was admitted as a solicitor in September 2006, and specialises in marine and energy work within the firm's London Minster Court office. He advises on direct and reinsurance claims and coverage disputes, usually with an international element, including extensive experience in Brazil.

He handles all forms of marine claims, including marine liability in relation loss of or damage to cargo at sea or carried by road, rail or air. Toby has considerable experience of first party cargo claims, including project cargo and related DSU claims, and hull and machinery insurance, as well as ports and terminal losses. 

Also, he has advised on marine policy wordings. Toby's practice also focuses on claims, coverage disputes and recovery actions relating to offshore energy construction and operating risks.

Recent work includes acting on behalf of cargo insurers in Commercial Court proceedings in defence of significant claims for alleged loss of or damage to various cargoes of fruit shipped from the Philippines to China, successfully advising insurers in an arbitration concerning breach of warranty relating to the loss of project cargo required for a power station in East Africa advising on cover for claims under an energy package policy arising from an explosion on an FPSO in Brazil, and advising on coverage and significant liability claims arising out of the collapse of tailings dam in Brazil.



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