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By Thomas Macey-Dare
Hotel proprietors are strictly liable, without proof of negligence, for the loss of property brought to the hotel by their guests, unless they can show that the loss resulted from the guest's own negligence.
By Michael McParland
The Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in the important case of "Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant JSC v AES Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant LLP" [2013] UKSC 35.
By James Turner
An examination on the ship finance implications of a recent commercial court decision.
By Nigel Cooper
Recent announcements of projects such as the intention of the Kuwait Petroleum Company to fund the redevelopment of Britain’s first producing but currently abandoned North Sea Oilfield and the intention of the State Grid Corporation of China to buy into the electricity transmission line business in Brazil serve to remind that projects involving the energy and off-shore industries often, if not almost inevitably, involve complex contractual structures between parties from differing legal systems.
By Nevil Phillips
A recent decision of the Commercial Court has affirmed the distinction between the scope of liability for the shipment of dangerous cargo under the English common law and under the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules respectively
By Chirag Karia, David Semark
There has been much speculation as to the effect of 2009 decision of the House of Lords in "The Achilleas" on the proper approach to damages in contract
By Nevil Phillips
In Matrix Europe Ltd v Uniserve Northern Ltd [2009] EWHC 919 (Comm), HHJ Mackie QC (sitting as a judge of the Commercial Court) considered inter alia the question of the extent to which a freight forwarder may rely upon its standard trading conditions in circumstances where there is loss of or damage to goods delivered to and accepted by it in error.