Capt. Rajiv Thakar

Master Mariner
LL.M. Maritime Law
Casualty and Complex Claims Manager


DDI:      +44 203 859 9059
Mob:     +44 7720 826560

Captain Rajiv Thakar was sixteen years at sea, sailing on tankers and OBOs and has command experience. He has Masters in Maritime Law from the prestigious University of Southampton. He handles and advises on all aspects of large marine casualties including Salvage, General Average, Cargo Claims, Recoveries and Settlement, with particular emphasis on keeping costs to a minimum. He has taken cases to Arbitrations, Mediations and Courts in England and other jurisdictions. He has an excellent track record of significant recoveries in cases involving fire, explosion, collision, grounding, sinking, capsizing, charterparty disputes, main / auxiliary engine failure, rudder / propeller failure, alleged heavy weather, piracy, cargo shifting / overboard, cargo contamination, cargo shortage, fraud, etc. Combination of his practical experience at sea, legal knowledge from LL.M. Maritime Law and investigative and negotiation skills make him an expert at preparing and developing cases on unseaworthiness, deviation, and other breaches of contract and  beating the “fire”, “negligence in the navigation and management of the vessel” and “perils of the sea” exceptions under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act / Hague Visby Rules.