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 getting paid do not always follow. This article briefly sets out what to look out for and the potential issues arising from the exercise of liens over freight and subhire under a charterparty.
A lien down the line - the trials and tribulations of exercising a charterparty lien