News & Updates

CJC amongst the silverware again in the Marine Challenge Cup

On Thursday 5 July 2018, the CJC football team competed in the 20th Marine Challenge Cup. This is an annual 5-a-Side football competition hosted by US and Panamanian law firms for teams from across the shipping market. Despite facing stiff competition, CJC...

CJC Act for Successful Owners in The High Court - Hague Rules Time Limit Applies to Misdelivery Claims

Deep Sea Maritime Ltd v Monjasa A/S (The Alhani) [2018] EWHC 1495 (Comm) Ian Short, Trudy Pisani-Cerulli and the CJC Team have acted for the successful owners in a High Court judgment given today 15 June 2018. In the judgment, David Foxton QC (sitting as a...

Quarterly Case Update, May 2018

Our latest quarterly case update containing a digest of and commentary on interesting and important recent decisions. Feel free to direct comments or questions to any of the contributors to this edition of the quarterly update or to your usual CJC contact. ...

Iranian sanctions to be reinstated.

On 8 May 2018 President Trump announced that the US would be withdrawing from the JCPOA with all of the sanctions lifted or waived pursuant to that agreement to be re-instated. This step has divided opinion globally with the remaining 5 signatories of the...

Life at sea: the last leg

Our previous editions of the CJCQ have followed Matthew Kenney, a Merchant Navy cadet sponsored by CJC through the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship [ http://www.maritimelondon.com/maritime-london-officer-cadet-scholarship ] on his journey through...

A lien down the line - the trials and tribulations of exercising a charterparty lien

Recovering hire from a party below in a charterparty chain is not always straightforward. However, the charterparty itself and English law does offer some remedies through the exercise of liens in particular. Unfortunately, exercising a lien and actually...

Tiuta v De Villiers ([2017] UKSC 77) - taking care with the "basic comparison"

Sometimes a decision offers a reminder by straightforward application of an established principle. Such is the unanimous Supreme Court judgment on 29 November 2017 in  Tiuta v De Villiers  ([2017] UKSC 77) in a claim for loss following (negligent)...

Causation, mitigation and remoteness: cross-undertakings and the Court of Appeal

In our article entitled “Pricing the Promise” of 10 November 2017 [The article can be found  here ], we anticipated the decision of the Court of Appeal in the  Fiona Trust  litigation. The Court of Appeal has since handed down its...

"ACONCAGUA BAY" - What is the meaning of "always accessible"?

On 26 March 2018 Mr Justice Knowles in the “ACONCAGUA BAY” ([2018] EWHC 654 (Comm)) determined that the berth warranty 'always accessible' must mean the vessel must be able to enter and leave the berth. The finding now provides a...

Assessing damages - What would the defaulter really have done?

As discussed in our December 2017 articles under “Freight, hire and happenstance - a decade of change?” [The article can be found here ] following the “GOLDEN VICTORY” ([2007] UKHL 12) progressively more defendants have tried to...
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