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Summerskill on Laytime 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780414057050
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414048553
Published: October 2017
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £325.00

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Summerskill is a comprehensive treatment of the law of laytime under English law. It presents the general principles of laytime and demurrage offering orientation to newcomers as well as providing an overview to experienced practitioners.

Examines all the key aspects of laytime:-

  • The charterer’s duties and considerations, the nature of the laytime, its calculation, legal/ contractual “excuses” for delay, demurrage, damages for detention
  • Goes through the practical and legal considerations which determine whether a party has complied with the laytime terms of a voyage charterparty or a sale of goods contract
  • Explains the consequences of failure to comply
  • Shows how damages are assessed
  • Provides detailed commentary on the laytime and demurrage clauses from a range of charterparties
  • Examines English arbitration awards in detail
  • Introduces chapters on damages for detention and on sales contracts
  • Features a glossary of specialist terms
  • Provides working examples for various calculations, such as demurrage and dispatch
  • New commentary on the interplay between claims arising from sale of goods contracts and voyage charters

Shipping, Transport and Maritime Law
Laytime clauses and their effects
Laytime not fixed
Reaching the destination
Modification of requirements for beginning of laytime
Interruption by bad weather
Suspension of laytime other than by bad weather
Relationship of loading and discharging times
Liability for demurrage and detention
Appendix Laytime Definitions for Charter Parties 2013