Shipping Disputes: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Clients

Wed 8 February 2017

The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin St London SW1X 7DR

Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 6 QCs and 2 Venerated Solicitors

5hrs CPD

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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. ​Chairman's Introduction

    Shipping Disputes: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Clients

    Chaired by: David Pitlarge of Hill Dickinson

    David is a "fantastic" shipping lawyer. He has expertise in both wet and dry shipping matters covering maritime casualties, charter parties and shipbuilding contracts.

  3. ​Arrest

    Who bears the risk of delay caused by arrest? Is it merely a matter of drafting?

    Answered by: John Russell QC

    John is "consistently excellent" and "brings a sharp mind to clear and concise shipping advocacy". "Effective and eloquent"; he recently acted in UKSC case Fish & Fish v Sea Shepherd.

  4. ​Safe ports

    How are the courts approaching "abnormal occurrence" and "assumption of risks" in the test for a safe port?

    Answered by: Steven Berry QC

    Steven is a "brilliant trial lawyer and strategist" who is "venerated" for his shipping practice. He is recognised for his particular skill in charter party, marine insurance and bill of lading disputes.

  5. Morning coffee

  6. Payment of hire

    Is repudiation for non-payment of hire now hopeless after the CoA's decision in the Spar Shipping case?

    Answered by: Sean O'Sullivan QC

    Sean "stands out for his deft handling of shipping disputes". He's "practical, always accessible and absolutely charming - the most user-friendly silk at the Bar".

  7. ​Maritime corporate failure

    How is the Hanjin insolvency litigation affecting creditors' chances of recovery?

    What are the outcomes e.g. insurance coverage for extra forwarding expenses?

    Answered by: Stephen Cogley QC

    Stephen is frequently seen in disputes mixing shipping and insolvency. He is "brilliantly tenacious and commercial - with an unerring ability to find the right answer".

  8. Over-run

  9. Lunch

  10. ​LMAA terms

    How do the LMAA Terms 2017 address the needs for effective London maritime arbitration?

    Answered by: Clive Aston, President of the LMAA

    Clive has acted as arbitrator in the full range of maritime disputes. He developed LMAA's mediation terms and LMAA/BIMCO dispute resolution clause for contracts.

  11. ​Dishonesty

    When does dishonesty forfeit an otherwise valid marine insurance claim?

    Answered by: Chirag Karia QC

    Chirag is "one of the most effective shipping barristers at the bar - he produces superb results". He is Joint Editor of “Butterworths Commercial Court and Arbitration Pleadings”.

  12. ​Bulk cargo cases

    Does "The Aqasia Judgment" conclude whether liability in bulk cargo cases is limited under the Hague Rules?

    How about other jurisdictions?

    Answered by: Michael Collett QC

    Michael is renowned for his expertise in shipping. He is "really good at unravelling legal conflicts". He is author of the Maritime Arbitration chapter in Kluwer.

  13. Over-run

  14. Close of conference

** All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who's Who Legal and Legal 500