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"ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE" - BREAKING THE LIMIT
In a recent judgment of Teare J the High Court has held, for the first time, that the limit of liability under the 1976 Convention could be broken under English law.
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Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2016
INSURANCE ACT 2015

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Posted on: Thursday, April 07, 2016
THE THIRD PARTIES (RIGHTS AGAINST INSURERS) ACT 2010
The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 (the '2010 Act') received Royal Assent on 25th March 2010 but it requires a statutory instrument to be brought into force.
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Posted on: Thursday, April 07, 2016
AMENDMENT TO THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR MARITIME CLAIMS PROTOCOL
The Amendment to the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Protocol 1996 (the 'Amendment') adopted by the IMO in 2012 came into effect on 8 June 2015, 36 months from notification of its adoption.
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Posted on: Thursday, October 01, 2015
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS 2007
The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007 (WRC) came into force in England and Wales on 14 April 2015, 12 months after it had been ratified by ten "States Parties".
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Posted on: Friday, April 17, 2015
Significant increase in High Court Fees
Civil Court fees increased substantially effective as from Monday 9th March 2015
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Posted on: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
LATEST AWARD UNDER ICA RE RECOVERABLE COSTS
ICA Award Report
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Posted on: Monday, September 08, 2014
INCORPORATING C/P TERMS INTO BILLS OF LADING
The "CHANNEL RANGER" Incorporating C/P terms into Bills of Lading
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Posted on: Thursday, February 27, 2014
OWNERS' RIGHTS ON EARLY REDELIVERY
Owners' rights on early redelivery Isabella Shipowner SA v Shagang Shipping Co Ltd - The 'AQUAFAITH' [2012] 1 Lloyds Rep 61
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Posted on: Thursday, April 18, 2013
WITHDRAWAL - THE INDEMNITY CLAUSE AND BAILMENT
In Enos Kos 1 Ltd v Petroleo Brasilero SA (the'KOS') [2012] UKSC 17, the Supreme Court was called upon to consider whether the Owners were entitled to remuneration and expenses for the services rendered after the withdrawal of the vessel,
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Posted on: Friday, August 31, 2012
ECONOMIC DURESS -
In Progress Bulk Carriers Ltd v Tube City IMS LLC (the 'CENK KAPTANOGLU') [2012] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 501, the High Court was called upon to consider the question what conduct might amount to economic duress in the context of a commercial relationship between the owners and charterers of a vessel. Mr Justice Cooke, following a review of the authorities, found that a settlement agreement had been procured by economic duress and was accordingly voidable in circumstances where the illegitimate pressure applied to the alleged victim consisted of a threat to commit a lawful act, coupled with a causative repudiatory breach of contract.
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Posted on: Thursday, July 26, 2012
THE BRIBERY ACT 2010 - JUNE 2012 UPDATE
The Bribery Act 2010 (the 'Act') came into force in the UK almost a year ago, on 1st July 2011, introducing some of the most far-reaching anti-bribery laws that exist in any jurisdiction around the world. The Act brought sweeping changes to previous legislation, imposing a comprehensive and stringent new statutory regime in an area where the law had historically developed piecemeal and enforcement traditionally proved largely ineffectual, resulting in widespread criticism.
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Posted on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
THE LMAA TERMS 2012
The London Maritime Arbitrators Association ('LMAA') has published a revised version of its terms of procedure, which will be effective in respect of all appointments made on or after 1st January 2012. It replaces the previous, 2006 version and the purpose of this article is briefly to set out the principal differences between the two.
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Posted on: Wednesday, January 04, 2012
BROKERAGE COMMISSION: AN OVERVIEW
A shipbroker ordinarily is not a party to the charter he procures. He is, though, usually entitled to enforce a charterparty brokerage clause in his own name pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (the 'Act'). The Act creates an exception to the doctrine of privity of contract. It enables a third party to enforce a contractual term if the contract expressly provides that the person may do so (section 1(1)(a)) or, of more relevance to a shipbroker, if the contractual term purports to confer a benefit on the person (section 1(1)(b)).
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Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2011
LONDON ARBITRATION CLAUSES UNDER THREAT?
Recent decisions regarding recognition of foreign judgments have had the unfortunate effect of significantly undermining the ability of the English courts, when faced with competing proceedings elsewhere in the EU, to compel parties to adhere to their prior contractual agreement to submit disputes to London arbitration.
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Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
ALEXANDRA PALACE FUN RUN SUNDAY 16TH MAY 2010
Fishers' team successfully completed the 10k fun run on Sunday May 16th. We helped in collecting over 2,000 including gift aid for our chosen charity, Open Door.
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Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2010
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('FOIA') received Royal Assent on 30th November 2000 and came into force in January 2005. It deals with public access to official information and its effect is to give any person the legal right to obtain recorded information held by a public authority, or a company wholly owned by such an authority, on any subject they choose.
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Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Rotterdam Rules
On 26th October 2009 Mali became the twenty first signatory to the Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Party by Sea, known as the 'Rotterdam Rules'.
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Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010
       
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