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Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading 23rd ed isbn 9780414051188

Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading 22nd ed

ISBN13: 9780414045903
New Edition ISBN: 9780414051188
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780421915107
Published: September 2011
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Scrutton provides the leading statement of law relating to charterparties and bills of lading. It clarifies how the legal principles work in practice with detailed reference to a wide variety of case material, including discussion of over 100 new cases since the previous edition.

This new 125th Anniversary edition also includes an in-depth re-examination of historic cases which were previously omitted from the work.

  • Covers time charters, voyage charters and demise charters as well as bills of lading
  • Sets out clearly the underlying principles of the law in this area
  • Delivers practical advice about how the principles work in practice through detailed examination of case law
  • Examines charterparties as forms of commercial contract examining the nature, validity, construction of the contract, the parties to it and specific terms
  • Considers the performance of the contract during loading, during the voyage and during unloading of cargo
  • Examines bills of lading as contracts and as documents of title
  • Explains liability issues and covers damages
  • Highlights areas where the law is uncertain and suggests solutions
  • Includes coverage of over 100 new cases since the last edition including The Antiparos, The Ailsa Craig, The Silver Constellation and The Bremen Max
  • Reproduces relevant legislation, such as the Carriage of Goods by Sea Acts 1992 and 1971, so it can be consulted easily

Shipping, Transport and Maritime Law
Nature, validity and construction of the contract
Parties to the contract
The Bill of Lading as a contract
Bills of Lading for goods on a chartered ship
Terms of the Contract
Performance of contract: Loading
The Bill of Lading as a document of title
Liability of shipowner for loss of, or damage to, goods carried
Performance of the contract – the voyage
Performance of the contract – unloading
Time charters
Through Bills of Lading, combined transportation, containers
The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971
Jurisdiction and limitation of actions.