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Cargo Claims: Loss Prevention in the Light of Recent Developments

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About the course

Loss prevention is crucial to all businesses, particularly so in the shipping industry, where stakes are high and margins extremely narrow. This course will provide practitioners in the different segments of the shipping industry with an in-depth analysis and a practical insight into the law of cargo claims as it currently is.

It has been a couple of years of groundbreaking decisions by the English courts, and the Supreme Court Decision in Volcafe v CSAV [2018] UKSC 61 was published recently. The shipping industry finds itself under more legal scrutiny and financial pressure than ever before and loss prevention techniques are now crucial to both sides of the ship’s rail.

Programme Benefits

In these two days, delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • go through the basics of the law and practice of marine cargo claims;
  • focus on recent game-changing decisions;
  • discuss practical solutions to hedge old and new risks with a world renown academic and advisor in the field;
  • train in applying the new English law decisions to everyday practice.

Topics Covered Include

  • Hague, Hague-Visby and Rotterdam Rules: the framework
  • Title to sue the contractual/actual carrier
  • Carrier, carriers and sub-contractors
  • Establishing liability for breach: what happened to the tackle to tackle rule?
  • Bills of lading, seaway bills and compulsory legislation... all at sea?
  • The battle of exclusions
  • The revised limitation regime under the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules
  • Is my insurance policy affected?

Who should attend

This two-day course is ideal for those with some knowledge of dry maritime law and claim handling on the operational, insurance or legal practice side. It will also be useful as a refresher/update to more senior claim handlers and legal professionals in the field.

Trust the experts

Filippo Lorenzon

Filippo Lorenzon is Professor of Maritime and Commercial Law in the Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton, having received this promotion effective August 2014. His is the former Director of the Institute of Maritime Law and a Member of its Governing Board. Filippo is Visiting ...


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