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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…


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Does the Athens Convention time bar apply to contribution claims?

The case concerned a serious injury to Dr Kathleen Feest, which occurred whilst she was a passenger on a rigid inflatable boat, the “Celtic…


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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…

Kellie Lacey Associate

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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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