Daniel Crockford


Daniel Crockford

Daniel Crockford


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Daniel qualified as a solicitor in 2005. He joined Keoghs in 2017 as a partner. Daniel is an experienced marine insurance litigator who has a broad shipping practice with a particular expertise and a strong reputation in the yacht and superyacht industry in which he has established a loyal client following. He has acted for underwriters, brokers, P&I Clubs and owners in collision and salvage claims (including claims arising from both professional and amateur racing incidents), theft and fraudulent claims, and defending marine professionals (such as surveyors, engineers and naval architects) and marinas.

Daniel acts in cargo/freight claims for underwriters covering all aspects of carriage of goods by sea, air and road, and warehousing. Daniel also has extensive experience in property insurance disputes and complex property damage claims.

Chambers and Partners Legal Guide recognise Daniel as being “well known for his marine insurance work on behalf of yacht and superyacht industry clients. Market sources describe him as “highly flexible, commercially minded and charming,” adding: “Clients instantly warm to him and then stick with him. He fights hard but gives realistic advice.”

Latest Insights by Daniel Crockford

Client Alerts 07/07/2020

Limitation, large losses and the latest in marine

The Admiralty Judge has today handed down judgment in the matter of "Holyhead Marina Ltd v Mr Peter Farrer & Others" which has the potential to impact on vessel owners’ and their insurers’ ability to recover losses against marinas in cases of large losses.

Keel warning

Blogs 12/09/2018

Marine Accident Investigation Branch issue keel warning

Four years after the Cheeki Rafiki sinking and three years after they published their report and recommendations, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued a safety bulletin following the keel failure and capsizing of the commercial yacht.