The weekend of 3rd and 4th March saw the Alexandra Palace once again transformed for The RYA Dinghy Show - the world’s oldest (and some might say only) show devoted exclusively to sailing dinghies. Despite the snow, more than 150 exhibitors made it to the show, many at the last minute. Despite initial fears, the attendance at the show was high, markedly more so on the Sunday.
With a growing number of reports accusing Marine Insurance Companies of refusing to pay out on claims, ignoring correspondence and remaining silent until pressured to act by the threat of legal action, Tim Reynolds explains how specialist solicitors are in a unique position to broker resolutions.
In recent months, insurance has become a major topic for discussion in the marine industry. An increasing number of angry and frustrated boat owners appear to be railing against companies who deny their claims of compensation and accusations and simply pull down their shutters.
Despite general concerns being raised in the business community about the economic impact of Brexit, Verisona Law’s Director Tim Reynolds is delighted to report that, after attending this month’s Southampton Boat Show, the Marine Industry is on top form.
Verisona was very pleased to co-sponsor, with McAfee, the National 18 Class Championships which were held at Hayling Island Sailing Club over the week from the 24th to the 28th July. A total of 22 National 18 boats took part, the number of entries coming from the long established fleets in Cork in Ireland, Findhorn in Scotland and Tamesis and Bosham Sailing Clubs in England. 14 of the new Morrison designed Ultra 18s attended, representing a remarkable turnout for this latest version of the National 18 design which has only been in production for some two years.
Verisona Law was delighted to be part of The London Legal Support Trust's 'Legal Walk' in Chichester this month to raise money for the South and West Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau.
A team from the firm joined fellow professionals from legal firms across the region and took to the streets of Chichester, completing a course around the iconic cathedral, into rural surrounds and finishing with well-deserved refreshment at The Fountain pub in the city centre’s Southgate.
‘With Legal Aid becoming more and more difficult to access, the CAB provides legal services to 30,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our area each year,’ explains Robert Small, Director and Head of Dispute Resolution at Verisona Law who was part of the team for the charity walk. ‘Obviously this is a cause close to our professional hearts and we were delighted to the event raised over £2,000 in sponsorship of those who took part.’