Now in its fifth edition, this authoritative guide covers all of the core aspects of maritime law in one distinct volume. Maritime Law is written by a team of leading academics and practitioners, each expert in their own field. Together, they provide clear, concise and fully up-to-date coverage of topics ranging from bills of lading to arrest of ships, all written in an accessible and engaging style. As English law is heavily relied on throughout the maritime world, this book is grounded in English law whilst continuing to analyse the key international conventions currently in force.
Brand new coverage includes:
The impact of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 which amends the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.
Over one hundred new cases from the English courts, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
Changes to the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Regulations 1993, including the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) (Amendment) (EU exit) Regulations 2019.
Discussion of the Incoterms 2020 which are available for incorporation into sale contracts from 1 January 2020.
Updates on litigation and amendments to the Admiralty Civil Procedure Rules.
This book is a comprehensive reference source for students, academics and legal practitioners worldwide, especially those new to maritime law or a particular field therein.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: THE CONFLICT OF LAWS
CHAPTER 2: SHIPBUILDING, SALE, FINANCE AND REGISTRATION
Filippo Lorenzon and Ainhoa Campàs Velasco
CHAPTER 3: INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING DOCUMENTS
CHAPTER 4: CHARTERPARTIES
CHAPTER 5: CARGO CLAIMS AND BILLS OF LADING
CHAPTER 6: CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS
CHAPTER 7: THE LIABILITIES OF THE VESSEL
CHAPTER 8: PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW ASPECTS OF SHIPPING REGULATION
CHAPTER 9: SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE
CHAPTER 10: MARINE POLLUTION FROM SHIPPING ACTIVITIES
CHAPTER 11: MARINE INSURANCE
Özlem Gürses and Johanna Hjalmarsson
CHAPTER 12: PROCEDURES FOR ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER 13: THE APPLICATION OF THE EU COMPETITION RULES TO THE MARINE SECTOR
PROFESSOR YVONNE BAATZ (MA Oxon.) qualified as a solicitor in 1981. She practised with two leading firms of solicitors in the City of London, specialising in shipping litigation until 1991. Since then she has been an academic specialising in maritime subjects including charterparties, bills of lading, marine insurance, and conflict of laws. She was Director of the Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton from 2003 to 2006 and is now Professor at the Centre for Commerical Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London.