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Marine cyber fraud alert

According to Financial Fraud Action, a financial scam takes place every 15 seconds. The scams frequently fall into the category of cybercrime.

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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New Code to combat Cyber attacks on ports and port systems

A new Code of Practice on Cyber Security for Ports and Port Systems has recently been launched. The Code was commissioned by the Department of…

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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Contracting out of right to limit liability

The right of ship owners to limit their liability for maritime claims is established in the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims…

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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Does the Athens Convention time bar apply to contribution claims?

This case concerned a serious injury which occurred whilst the victim was on board an inflatable boat whilst participating in a work team building…

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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LVI – a changing tide?

Our long run of successes in the defence of LVI claims continued this week, with a claim being dismissed at trial, resulting in major savings for our…


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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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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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