New Disclosure Rules – Pilot Update
Disclosure in court and arbitration proceedings in England and Wales is changing. Since 1 January 2019, parties to litigation in the Business and Property Courts …
A Guide to Offshore Jurisdiction
The 2020 guide, produced by CTRL Marine Solutions Ltd and the Shipowners’ Club, answers key questions for 21 jurisdictions, covering international conventions and liability regimes, …
Passenger Boat Association – Presentation by Helen McCormick
This is a short synopsis of a brief presentation given by Helen McCormick to the Passenger Boat Association Conference in November this year.
No increase in CTRL rates
Following our latest review of our rates and charges, CTRL have decided not to increase our rates for the second year running. Clients of CTRL …
Emojis and breach of contract: Phones 4U Limited v EE Limited
In January 2018, the Commercial Court handed down the first UK judgment to consider the use of emojis in a commercial context.
Supplytime 2017: It’s not just a charterparty, it’s a state of mind
Most of us know how a knock for knock clause is supposed to work: I take care of my property and my people, you take …
ISM – Cyber security
In June 2017 the 98th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) approved MSC-FAL.1/Circ.3 Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management.
My charterer has threatened to cut my charter rate, despite the charterparty not allowing for this. What damages can I claim if I refuse their request and they walk away from the charter?
The usual ‘rule of thumb’ measure of damages for a charterer’s repudiatory breach of a charterparty is the difference between the hire that you would …
The Enterprise Act 2016 – A ‘reasonable time’ to pay – what does that mean?
The Enterprise Act 2016 comes into force on 4 May 2017, and will apply to every insurance policy placed or renewed on or after 4 …
Introducing the CTRL benefit clause
In the recent article Cost reductions across Members’ operational landscape, the Shipowners’ Club introduced its Members to the ‘CTRL benefit’ clause. Members of the Shipowners’ …
CTRL benefits for Members of the Shipowners’ Club
CTRL offers bespoke Claims, Technical, Risk and Legal services to Members and non Members of the Shipowners’ Club on flexible terms and at favourable rates.
Increasing limits under the amended 1996 protocol of the LLMC
On 30 November 2016, the limits of a ship owners’ liability for a maritime claim in the UK will rise by 51%, when the amended …
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