Can you recover the costs of exercising a lien?

This briefing focuses on Metall Market OOO v Vitorio Shipping Company Limited (Lehmann Timber) [2013] EWCA Civ 650.

On appeal from a Commercial Court decision, the Court of Appeal has overturned part of the first instance judge’s decision and held that a shipowner could recover the costs of storing cargo while exercising a lien for general average security. However, it upheld the judge’s decision that the owner’s lien was not waived where an average guarantee was given, but no average bond provided…

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