Rhys Clift
Hill Dickinson LLP

The Broadgate Tower
Primrose Street
London, EC2A 2EWUnited Kingdom
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Transportation

(Ransomware). Extortion, Electronic Piracy and Virtual Kidnap: a glimpse at cyber risk

Ransomware: there have been numerous ransomware attacks which have brought the phenomenon to wide public attention. The attached paper looks at the "old" physical risks of extortion, piracy , kidnap & ransom and product…more

Insurance Contract Law: Enterprise Act 2016, a new remedy of damages for late payment

A series of amendments were made to English insurance contract law by the Insurance Act 2015. These were implemented on 12th August 2016. The 2015 Act was then amended by the Enterprise Act 2016. This creates a new entitlement…more

Insurance Act 2015 (Enterprise Act 2016): a brief summary

The Insurance Act 2015 has effected radical change to insurance contract law in England and Wales, in particular as regards placement, warranties, fraud and damages for late payment of claims. Changes to the law will take…more

Classification Societies: where are we now?

This is a short presentation on the liability of Classification Societies under English law (but touching lightly on liability under certain other systems of law, in particular US law). The English Courts have not found…more

Brillante Virtuoso, a note on judgement in Russian (updated)

This is an updated "free" translation of my earlier note (brief summary) on the judgment in this matter (quantum). By judgment dated 15th January 2015 the English court has determined that the Brillante Virtuoso was indeed a…more

Brillante Virtuoso: Piracy, CTL

This is a short note on this matter. Judgment has been handed down (quantum only) in the Brillante VIrtuoso, another case arising from the Somali piracy phenomenon. The vessel was boarded by pirates in July 2011 off Yemen. When…more

Insurance Contracts Law Bill: damages for late payment, a new remedy ?

Under English law there is, in the absence of the clearest contract term, no remedy at common law for late payment on an insurance policy, save for the award of interest (in contrast to the law in certain other states). The…more

The Insurance Contracts Bill (Latest Edition 17th June 2014) – A Short Note

.. a draft Insurance Contract Law Bill (that is draft legislation) has been issued by the Joint Commission which has far more wide ranging implications. If this draft Bill attains the Royal Assent and becomes law there will be…more

The New ICC Mediation Rules

The new ICC Mediation Rules, launched in December 2013 came into effect on 1 January 2014, replacing the ICC Amicable Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules which had been in force since July 2001. The new Rules are short and…more

The Reform of English Insurance Contract Law (Russian)

This is a "free" translation into Russian of my article on the reform of English insurance contract law, and now completes this set of translations. This most recent reform progamme has now been underway for nearly 10 years. It…more

La riforma del diritto dei contratti di assicurazione: la fatica di Sisifo?

This is a "free" translation into Italian of my article on the reform of English insurance contract law. Il Marine Insurance Act del 1906 è un formidabile esempio di capitale intellettuale dell’epoca vittoriana…more
 /  Insurance, Maritime Law

¿La reforma de la Ley de Contratos de Seguros: una tarea Sisifa?

This is a "free" translation into Spanish of my article of November 2012 on the reform of English insurance contract law: " La Ley de Aseguramiento Marítimo de 1906 (The Marine Insurance Act 1906) es una obra de la época…more
 /  Insurance, Maritime Law

La Réforme du droit des contrats d’assurance : une tâche de Sisyphe ?

This is the French text of my paper setting out a few observations on the history of the Marine Insurance Act 1906, and the current reform programme.. "Le Marine Insurance Act de 1906 sur l’assurance maritime témoigne …more
 /  Insurance

The Reform of Insurance Contract law: a Sisyphean task?

The Marine Insurance Act is durable and enduring, remarkably so - it has remained in place, substantially unamended in over 100 years. It is a classic example of accuracy, brevity, clarity with just 94…more
 /  Insurance, Maritime Law

Titanic : Séléné et Hélios, le feu, la glace et la guerre

Aujourd’hui, le mot « TITANIC » évoque plusieurs possibilités : les dieux préolympiens (dont plusieurs ont joué un rôle dans cette saga) ; les termes gigantesque, massif, énorme et bien entendu l’éponyme, « TITANIC »…more
 /  Maritime Law
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