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Supreme Court regains shipping experience
July 25, 2019

Supreme Court regains shipping experience

Following the recent retirements of Lord Sumption and Lord Clarke, the Supreme Court will shortly benefit from the maritime and commercial experience of Lord Justice Hamblen who will join on 13 January 2020. This goes some way to address recent concerns that the... Read more >
Can you agree not to modify an agreement orally?
October 4, 2018

Can you agree not to modify an agreement orally?

This issue came up recently in the Supreme Court (1). Previously it had always been the case under English law that parties could verbally agree to vary anything in a contract, provided of course that there was sufficient evidence, intent and consideration. That also... Read more >
When force majeure gets you off the hook?
September 28, 2018

When force majeure gets you off the hook?

The old chestnut “force majeure” came up recently in the case of Classic Maritime Inc. v Limbungan Makmur SDN BHD & Anor [2018] EWHC 2389 (Comm) (13 September 2018) . Classic Maritime and Limbungan entered into a COA for numerous Brazilian iron ore cargoes.  It... Read more >
Smuggling – check your cover!
August 10, 2018

Smuggling – check your cover!

A recent ruling of the Supreme Court, in the B Atlantic (1), has highlighted the importance for owners to check their insurance coverage when calling at places where smuggling is a high risk. In August 2007, Venezuelan customs authorities (presumably as a result of... Read more >
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