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Waiting matters: Laytime exceptions under Sugar charterparty

In relation to delays in loading caused by the destruction of an intended loading berth, what approach will the courts take in construing an…

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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“Retla” clauses and bills of lading: don’t mention the rust?

Further to Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co v Retla Steamship Co, there comes a decision interpreting the "Retla" when included in a bill of lading.

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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Van Colle v United Kingdom

The ECHR held unanimously that there had been no violation of Articles 2 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in this leading case.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Variation to employment contracts

In the current economic climate, employers need to have flexibility in their workforce. However, achieving that flexibility is sometimes complicated…

Martin Edwards
Martin Edwards Consultant

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LVI - A fresh approach for defendants

It is no secret that despite the fact that we're driving much safer cars and the total number of accidents is falling, whiplash claims are on the…


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NYPE Interclub Agreement: beware conflicting time bars

Where there are different claim time limits in the same charterparty, which limit should the parties adhere to?

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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The cost of reasonable adjustments

The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled staff is arguably the foundation stone of the disability provisions under the Equality Act 2010.

Mark Landon
Mark Landon Partner

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Athens Convention: Passenger injury claims in International Waters

When a passenger is injured in international waters, who bears the burden of proof and when might a prima facie case of negligence arise and be…

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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