News & Updates

Drug Smuggling in Commercial Shipping

With the maritime industry continually improving anti-narcotics operations around the world, traffickers are finding increasingly novel and ingenious ways of smuggling drugs.  Ian Short and Sam Jones explore the indirect legal and commercial...

Tackling the scourge of container ship fires

The proliferation of serious fires onboard container ships in recent years has shocked the shipping industry. Andrew Gray considers the causes and impact of such fires and the urgent efforts being made by a wide variety of stakeholders to solve this...

Suez Canal liability takes the hindmost

The case of The Owners of the Vessel Sakizaya Kalon v The Owners of the Vessel Panamax Alexander [2020] EWHC 2604 (Admlty) concerned a dispute arising after a collision that occurred between three bulk carriers in the Suez Canal. The claims arising...

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show goes ahead

While organisers cancelled the annual Monaco Yacht Show due to public health and safety concerns amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) has received the greenlight from South Florida officials....

Rising to Haven House 24/7 Challenge

Reflecting its provision of care for life-limited children and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round, the Haven House 24/7 Challenge inspires volunteers to use the numbers 2, 4 and 7 to  create fund-raising tasks and targets....

Campbell Johnston Clark has advised client Stillcanna Inc. on its acquisition by means of a Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement of Sativa Group Plc for £10.6 million

Stillcanna, which is headquartered in Vancouver and whose shares are traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”), is a premium supplier of wholesale CBD isolate to Europe and other parts of the world. Sativa, headquartered in Somerset,...

Discharging, delivering and responsibility

The decision in The Sea Master [2020] EWHC 2030 (Comm) raises an interesting point concerning who (owner/charterer/receiver) is contractually responsible for discharging and taking delivery of cargo as well as liability for any delays caused by a failure...

Women in Shipping receive Royal approval

The 2020 Women in Shipping Summit took place virtually on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September 2020. CJC Director Jacqueline Zalapa spoke on The evolution of our industry and where it should be headed next. Billed as “explicitly, not exclusively...

10 years of Campbell Johnston Clark

On 1 September 2020, Campbell Johnston Clark celebrated its 10 th anniversary. Jonathan Campbell looks back on the decade during which CJC emerged as a force to be reckoned with in Maritime Law which nonetheless maintained its distinct non-hierarchical...

Eternal Bliss for ship owners?

New judgment covering the circumstances surrounding the discharge of the bulk carrier Eternal Bliss offers hope for ship owners facing cargo claims following extensive periods of delay, writes Alexandra Bailey . In a bold move on 7 September 2020,...
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