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New Code to combat Cyber attacks on ports and port systems

A new Code of Practice on Cyber Security for Ports and Port Systems has recently been launched. The Code was commissioned by the Department of…

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…


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Recoverable damages for wasted staff costs

Recent case law has provided guidance on the court’s current approach to the issue of recoverability of staff costs involved in the investigation of a…

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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Measure of damages for early redelivery under a time charterparty

The court considered whether, following early wrongful termination of a time charter, the benefits to the owner arising from an immediate sale should…


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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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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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