Shipping Law & Practice 2024: Shaping New Developments into Solution-Focused Advice for your Clients
Court-Proven, Solution-Focused Answers to the 7 Biggest Legal Matters Facing Experienced Practitioners: Directly from Top-Rated KCs and Solicitors
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Shipping Law & Practice: Shaping new developments into solution-focused advice for your 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.
New shipping emissions regs
How will the regulations be used and enforced in practice and impact on commonly used terms included in contracts such as charterparties?
Answered by David Bailey KC
David is “a genius both with the law and with clients.” He is a particularly effective advocate who always has the ear of the court or tribunal.” High profile cases include The Alexandros T in the Supreme Court.
What are the unresolved arguments over demurrage following the settlement of The Eternal Bliss litigation, and where will the challenges come from?
Answered by Neil Hart KC
Neil is a “supremely effective advocate, tactician and team player.” He acted for victims of the Beirut Port Explosion of 4 August 2020 and is an editor of Arnould’s Law of Marine Insurance and Average.
Red Sea crisis
To what extent can shipowners lawfully refuse to sail via the Red Sea and divert their vessels to other routes and with what implications for client advice?
Answered by John Russell KC
John acted in The CMA CGM LIBRA litigation, Volcafe and The Pacific Voyager. "He sees through the fog, identifies the key issues, provides excellent advice and is a Shipping Silk of the Year."
What is the latest judicial thinking on the application of the Hague Visby rules to misdelivery claims following The Giant Ace  litigation?
Answered by Sean O'Sullivan KC
Sean is "one of the most outstanding commercial barristers at the Bar." He acted for a shipowner in a dispute over the operation of a force majeure clause. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge.
Certainty v pragmatism
How far can you push the boundaries of force majeure and reasonable endeavours following MUR Shipping BV v RTI Ltd  EWCA and the latest decisions in the lower courts?
Answered by James Leabeater KC
James is "an absolute star for all things shipping, ferociously intelligent, with the best of judgment and real courage in his convictions." He acted in the hotly contested Tai Prize  litigation.
Star Antares 
What is realistic and achievable in General Average claims following the Star Antares  litigation and the negotiation of contracts of carriage, insurance contracts, bonds and guarantees?
Answered by Chirag Karia KC
Chirag acted in the Star Antares  litigation and many other leading cases. "His grasp of the law and deep understanding of technical legal areas is second to none." “His advice is invaluable.”
How are you to support client objectives over sanctions? What are the requirements and the related risks?
Answered by Sara Masters KC
Sara is "hugely experienced in the international arbitration ﬁeld, both as counsel and arbitrator." Her arbitrations have covered shipping and commodities, ship-building, jurisdiction etc.
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