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Burden of proof for cargo claims under Hague Rules

The Commercial Court has held that the Package Limitation Provisions in Article IV Rule 5 of the Hague Rules do not apply to bulk cargo.

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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Hague Rules Package Limitation does not apply to bulk cargoes

The Commercial Court has recently given judgment in a cargo damage claim, holding that the Package Limitation Provisions in Article IV Rule 5 of the…

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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Atlantik Confidence – Breaking the 1976 Limitation for Maritime

In a landmark judgment, Cargo Interests have defended an application made by the owners of a bulk carrier to constitute a limitation fund.

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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