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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…

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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Hague Visby Rules – cargo damage and the shifting burden

Milan Nigeria Ltd v Angeliki B Maritime Company [2011 EWHC 892 (Comm) (The "Angeliki B")

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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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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Offshore injury and governing law

When an accident occurs at sea, which law governs liability for injuries sustained? This recent case demonstrates the court’s approach to this…

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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Supreme Court decision in the textile deafness litigation

The Supreme Court has handed down Judgment in the first noise induced hearing loss claim to reach either the House of Lords or the Supreme Court.

Jim Byard
Jim Byard Partner

News

Man sentenced to a year’s imprisonment after exaggerating personal injury claim

A man who submitted a £1.35m claim for injuries in a car crash has been sentenced to a year’s imprisonment after footage emerged of him playing…

Elaine Chapman
Elaine Chapman 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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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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