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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…


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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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Deck Cargo and the Hague-Visby Rules

This recent decision deals with an issue of whether the Hague-Visby Rules applied to a carriage contract in circumstances where the cargo was carried…


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Voyage charters and demurrage: interpreting strike exceptions

In a berth charter, can a laytime exclusion – here a strike preventing loading or discharging – rescue charterers from a demurrage claim?

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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BIFA Terms revisited: time bar and set off

This case reinforces the market understanding that the BIFA 9 month time limitation, and prohibition of setting off against charges, are reasonable.

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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