News & Updates

A smart approach to intercepting sub-freights

The recent MV Smart judgment is an excellent example of the English High Court taking a pragmatic approach to an issue that has real-life implications for many shipowners; i.e., what limitations, if any, should be placed on their rights to intercept freight...

A guide to revised LMAA Terms and Procedures

The LMAA Committee recently announced that the revised terms and procedures have been finalised. The LMAA Terms 2021, LMAA Intermediate Claims Procedure 2021, and the LMAA Small Claims Procedure 2021 came into effect on 1 May 2021 (“2021...

Risks and mitigations in yacht construction

Designing and building a yacht may be the ultimate dream for those with the required resources but, as with many exhilarating projects, comes with its fair share of risk. The potential owner commits to paying a vast amount of money over a long period of...

BIMCO Clause Arrives Just in Time

Shipping is under increased scrutiny for its share in global CO2 emissions.  Alongside technical innovation, stakeholders are looking into operational measures to deliver fuel savings. BIMCO’s Just In Time Arrival Clause for Voyage Charterparties...

Collision in the Courts: crossing rules for narrow channels

The Supreme Court has clarified the interpretation of an important aspect of the Collision Regulations, almost 50 years after a collision appeal was last heard by the House of Lords.  After decisions taken in the Admiralty Court and Court of Appeal were...

COVID-19 crew-change crisis poses ongoing challenge

Shipowners continue to fall foul of logistical and legal uncertainties associated with COVID-19. Campbell Johnston Clark Director, William Pyle, explores issues and clauses arising around shipping’s resulting crew change crisis – the...

Implied term refused on 'see to it' guarantee

On this occasion, the Commercial Court rejected the notion of an implied term, overturning an argument that the owners could not seek additional security under a ‘see to it’ charterparty guarantee. Instead, the Court reiterated that the cause of...

CJC staff 'chase bunnies' for children's hospice

Staff at Campbell Johnston Clark took part in 10K charity run ‘Chasing Bunnies’ to support Haven House Children’s Hospice and the seriously ill children in its care. Chocolate eggs and hot cross buns were well earned at CJC this Easter,...

Guidance on EVER GIVEN after Suez grounding

After the refloating of MV Ever Given in the Suez Canal on 29 March 2021, the situation for liabilities remains fluid and complex. Working with Richard Hickey, Alistair Johnston and Maria Borg Barthet of Campbell Johnston Clark, Standard Club issued an...

CJC fully onboard with Elijah's Star

Team Elijah’s Star’s attempt to row the Atlantic Ocean in aid of UK children’s charity Action Medical Research has attracted corporate sponsorship from maritime law firm CJC. In December 2021, Team Elijah’s Star will take on the...
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