News & Updates

CMA CGM LIBRA - Seaworthiness Revisited

The legal test for the seaworthiness of a vessel under English law is not something fixed and immovable, but something that must be regularly revisited. The decision of the UK Supreme Court in the CMA CGM Libra is an important illustration of this principle,...

Time and time again for demurrage claims

What time zone counts for the purposes of calculating time bars in demurrage claims? William Stansfield , Senior Associate at CJC, considers the recent English High Court decision in The Maria. Please click  here  to access the full...

Pre-sale vessel inspections put S&P in the clear

In a buoyant S&P market, up to one third of transactions now make use of pre-sale ship inspections. With transparency increasingly attractive to buyers, Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) directors Jonathan Campbell and James Clayton , and associate ...

Owners left 'on the hook' for demurrage

Successful appeal against the first instance decision in K Line Pte Limited v Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Limited (The Eternal Bliss), which previously offered hope for ship owners facing cargo claims following extensive periods of delay, writes  ...

On demand vs. surety guarantee

David Owens (Director) and Cassandra Anum , Trainee Solicitor at CJC, write about a recent Court of Appeal decision on the construction of a guarantee given to support the obligation of a buyer to pay the final instalment payment under a shipbuilding...

Of polar bears, pirates and the law

CJC is pleased to welcome Stephen Angove , Associate and Master Mariner, to its dispute resolution team. In his first article at the firm, Stephen provides a personal insight into his career to date and his longstanding practical experience both on sea...

Sponsored support is a marathon

Maria Borg Barthet’s completion of the London Marathon in support for the Haven House children’s hospice crowns a series of sponsored achievements for CJC team members, with Ian Short also putting in the miles for Haven House and ...

In person at Marine Claims Edinburgh 2021

Andrew Gray , Director and Master Mariner, and Richard Guy , Senior Associate at CJC attended Marine Claims Edinburgh between 29 September and 1 October 2021, joining the conference staged as an in-person event for the first time in two years. ...

CJC joins UK Chamber of Shipping

On October 1, the UK Chamber of Shipping formally announced that CJC has joined the UK Chamber of Shipping as a new member. Jonathan Campbell , founding partner at CJC said that the firm looked forward to supporting the UK Chamber of Shipping in all the...

Rise of Singapore Strait sea robberies

Reported incidents of sea robberies occurring in the Singapore Strait continue to rise, even as similar incidents have decreased in number across Asia. This is a concerning development for shipowners, charterers, operators and insurers, writes Benjamin Lim...
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