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Theft of goods in transit via paid carrier. Carriers

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Theft of goods in transit via paid carrier.
Carriers liability minimum through RHA £247
Loss of Goods value £6954 with no personal insurance.
Can this be contested
H Bradley Underfloor Heatin g Controls Ltd
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 11 months ago.

On what basis please?

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Expert:  Remus2004 replied 11 months ago.

Hi. I'm in court right now but I could probably call at lunchtime.

Can you give me more information upon your situation though so I can prepare a response?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Goods were shipped to customer in Doncaster. Three pallets equal size and product volume
I arranged inspection on site and found product defect.Witnessed by customer
I arranged via same carrier to collect goods and return to carriers depot for rework.
At the depot Two of the three pallets had been altered and one layer of cartons removed from each 120 products at a value of £6594.
After debate with the carriers Sheldon Clayton Group covered by RHA conditions of carriage 2009 I completed claim form.The compensation offered was £247. And I was advised to contact without delay to my own Marine Cargo Insurers, which I do not have.For information whilst reworking the goods on site I was informed by an employee ( which will be denied) that the company knew the person responsible (driver) as there had been previous thefts related to that driver but not proven.As I have no Marine insurance the limited liability restricts to £247.
Is there another legal route against the company for compensation.Obviously If not I need to know to avoid additional legal costs over the loss of goods.RegardsHarry Bradley
Underfloor Heating Controls Ltd
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Expert:  Remus2004 replied 11 months ago.

Thanks.

Who seized them?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The assumption is that goods were stolen during transit from Doncaster to the depot at Sheldon Clayton. West Bromwich.
under the care of Sheldon Clayton.Waiting for Phone call @13.16pm
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 11 months ago.

Are you ready now?

What is your number?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 11 months ago.

Just in court right now but I'll call as soon as clear.