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As the UK Government consults on the proposed legal reform, we consider some of the practical issues that may arise as technological systems compel a renewed approach.
Drawing on our experience across various risks, this 2023 insurance forecast report highlights some of the key trends that we anticipate will shape the insurance agenda for 2023 and beyond.
Free pratique is permission given by a port for a vessel to enter once it has been certified free of infectious disease by the competent health authorities. It is required for the vessel to be determined legally ready to load or discharge the cargo, thereby allowing the tender of the vessel’s Notice of Readiness (NOR) and is thus important for the calculation of laytime and demurrage.
Case review 11/11/2022
The Commercial Court considered an arbitration tribunal decision that found that the time bar in Article III rule (6) of the Hague Visby Rules (HVR) does apply to misdelivery claims after the discharge of cargo.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2023, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
Case review 10/10/2022
Shipbuilding bank guarantee battle - NSW Supreme Court allows call on bank guarantee amidst an ongoing US$1bn arbitral dispute over FPSO construction
In the recent decision of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd v Inpex Operations Australia Pty Ltd, the NSW Supreme Court held that a party will not, prima facie, be precluded from calling upon a bank guarantee for the sole reason that arbitral proceedings have been commenced and are pending determination.
A common problem encountered between vessel owners and charterers is, when there is an allegation that a vessel has underperformed, how that alleged underperformance is to be calculated. In this article, we discuss the implications of Eastern Pacific Chartering Inc v Pola Maritime Ltd on the calculation of performance warranties.
In this edition, we consider the impact of the ongoing strike action at UK ports, the future of clean air initiatives, and the UK Government’s latest proposals to ease the current HGV driver shortage.