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 Deputy Judge of the High Court) held that the time bar created by Article III Rule 6 of the Hague Rules applies to misdelivery claims where a shipowner has delivered the cargo to a third party without production of the bill of lading. Nevil Phillips and Tom Bird of Quadrant Chambers were the counsel instructed to act for the successful owners.

An article on the details of the case can be found here and a full copy of the Judgment can be found here.