A maritime risk management consultancy

Versatile shipping support


A one stop claims and legal handling service, offering an effective and flexible approach to solving all types of marine problems.


An investigation and care service, offering effective solutions to safeguard your business and crew.


Qwest is a unique partnership bringing together leading marine insurance provider West of England and innovative legal and claims consultancy C Solutions to provide products and services for the global shipping industry.

Our aim is to support ship owners, operators, charterers and others in the marine transportation chain across the full voyage lifecycle, from the provision of pre-fixture advice and information through to the post-voyage collection of demurrage and dispute resolution.

Our team has extensive experience across a range of disciplines and Qwest’s services can be tailored to meet each client’s individual needs, from case-by-case consultation to the full outsourcing of in-house legal, claims and post-fixture functions.


We welcome a direct approach through the website or to one of our key contacts from an operator or their broker. Whichever point of entry, we will engage with you for a detailed discussion of your needs and how Qwest can help you.

No. The services offered are designed to appeal to all ship operators and can be moulded around an operator’s current insurance and other arrangements, wherever they are placed. We can deliver a bespoke package to meet the individual needs.    

As partners, we will work closely together to meet the needs of ship operators, developing new and innovative products to help support our clients in their daily operations.

These range from ground up legal advice and claims investigation and handling, to products designed to protect the ship operator’s cashflow. They can be purchased separately or as a bespoke bundle to meet individual needs.

Qwest provides services to ship operators that they cannot get from traditional sources such as P and I Clubs or other marine insurers.

A joint venture between the West of England P&I Club and leading claims and legal consultancy C Solutions.

The day to day claims handling will be provided by experienced marine professionals and qualified lawyers from a global network of offices, all conveniently placed to help resolve the issue. With rapid response times, our advice is commercial and pragmatic.

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