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3rd Edition

General Average
Law and Practice

ISBN 9781138060937
Published January 8, 2018 by Informa Law from Routledge
366 Pages

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Book Description

An account of the underlying law and the practical rules which govern the adjustment of rights and liabilities between parties to a maritime adventure when extraordinary measures have been incurred for the benefit of the common adventure. The third edition incorporates international case law developments to bring the text up to date and analyses the revision of the basic practical rules underlying general average adjustment internationally. It is essential for all those involved with maritime affairs to understand the implications of these new rules and how they fit with existing law and practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Nature of General Average Chapter 2. The Conditions for General Average Chapter 3. Qualifying Losses Chapter 4. Exceptions to Liability to Contribute Chapter 5. Effects of a General Average Act Chapter 6. Adjustment Chapter 7. Insurance Contracts

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Francis Rose is a graduate of the University of Oxford, holds a PhD from the University of London, and is a barrister and associate of chambers at Quadrant Chambers. He joined University of Bristol Law School in January 2000, having previously been Professor of Commercial and Common Law at the University of Buckingham, and before that, a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. He was the Director of the Norton Rose Centre of Commercial Law within the Bristol Law Faculty from 2000-2005. He was the inaugural Sections Secretary of the Society of Public Teachers of Law and is Convener of the Society of Legal Scholars Restitution Section.


 "The complexity of general average and its relations with contracts of carriage, salvage, marine insurance and the law of unjust enrichment are duly explored and the difficulties which can arise as a consequence thereof are clearly demonstrated.

…the extensive discussion of the new York-Antwerp Rule on salvage and the chapter on several insurance aspects of general average contain much that is of special interest. It clearly follows that the author has considerable expertise in these areas. In fact, the whole book is of the highest level and provides some thought-provoking views.

The third edition confirms that the book’s status as one of the leading English books on general average is well deserved."

Jolien Kruit, Journal of International Maritime Law