Aspects of Maritime Law

Aspects of Maritime Law

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This book contains an extensive comparative law study of English, American and Dutch law concerning the construction of The Hague (Visby) Rules. Australian and Canadian law has been discussed where relevant. The authors have attempted to present law at an academic level in a way which will be useful to the practising lawyer. Other matters discussed in this book are global limitation of liability, the applicability of The Hague (Visby) Rules in the Netherlands and electronic bills of lading. This book will be of interest to practitioners working in this very specialized field, as well as to students of comparative law. It will especially be of practical value to anyone dealing with cargo damage, ship arrest or litigation in the Netherlands. -- Provided by publisher.Therefore in The Muncaster Castle the carrier was held liable for the negligent repair work carried out by an independent contractor. ... The change inthe law, notconfined entirely to England, operated toafford relief to shipowners, as well as some protection to shippers. It would, however, be a most sweeping change if it had the result of providing carriers with a simple escape from their new obligation toanbsp;...

Title:Aspects of Maritime Law
Author:M. L. Hendrikse, N. H. Margetson
Publisher:Kluwer Law International - 2008


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