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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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Contaminated foodstuffs

Few things can ruin a food company's reputation faster than a foreign body complaint. KFC have long been dogged with the urban myth about a Kentucky…

David Lewis
David Lewis Senior Partner

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Disciplinary defence costs

The LSB has approved proposals to scrap the right of solicitors to claim defence costs through their insurance when faced with disciplinary…


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Developments in VWF, HAVS and CTS claims?

Claims for VWF/HAVS have risen in recent years. Claims management companies appear to have targeted this type of claim as a source of income.

Paul Debney
Paul Debney Partner

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Sugar Hut Group Ltd v Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) Ltd Plc

Great Lakes provided insurance for four nightclubs including one where a fire occurred, causing substantial loss for which the claimants were seeking…

Ling Ong
Ling Ong Partner

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Charterparty damages: Owners’ claim for wasted expenses fails

A number of cases have reached the courts regarding the approach to assessing damages arising out of early re-delivery and premature charter…

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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The last chance saloon: hire default and anti technicality notices

Charter termination and withdrawal has been a feature of the shipping landscape since the 2008 market slump.

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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Port or berth charter - who pays for delay?

As between owners and charterers, who is responsible for delay in loading a vessel following its arrival at the load port?

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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