Sir Nigel Teare is elected chairman of the Association of Average Adjusters

Former High Court judge Sir Nigel Teare has been elected to serve as chairman of the Association of Average Adjusters for the year 2022/2023.

He was nominated to succeed Michiel Starmans, of Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Group.

Sir Nigel retired from the High Court of England and Wales in 2020 and is now an arbitrator.

Mr Starmans said that Sir Nigel was the ideal candidate for the chairmanship as a recently retired senior judge who had decided several high-profile shipping cases, some of them involving General Average.