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Maritime Disputes Newsletter – Issue 130 October 2019

Welcome to our maritime disputes newsletter – a new publication designed to help you get to grips with the latest developments in English maritime law.

In this issue we highlight:

A number of significant recent MARITIME DECISIONS made by the English courts, including:

  • A case on the enforceability of security maintenance clauses in ship finance transactions.
  • A Court of Appeal decision on whether an obligation to keep a vessel in class was a condition.
  • A significant decision of the Supreme Court on determining whether a vessel is a constructive total loss.

Recent DECISIONS OF LMAA TRIBUNALS, published in association with the Lloyd’s Maritime Law Newsletter, which give important and useful insight into the current approach to knotty issues in maritime law, including:

  • When notice of readiness should be tendered.
  • Whether the anticipation of bad weather is enough to engage a ‘bad weather’ exception.

Decisions made by the English courts on more GENERAL CONTRACT TOPICS, which include:

  • A significant judgment on the requirements for rectification of contracts.
  • A decision on the doctrine of lawful act duress.

Many of these cases were originally covered by us in our regular mailings and alerts. If you have not already done so, please do sign up to receive these direct at the opt in link at the top.

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Should you wish to discuss the matters raised in this newsletter, please speak with your regular contact in our global maritime disputes teams at Watson Farley & Williams or one of our key contacts.

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