Shipping E-Brief — winter 2014

The Shipping E-Brief is a quarterly publication providing information on key legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas.



  • ‘Time thereby lost’ under the NYPE off-hire clause: Court of Appeal reinstates conventional approach
  • Assessment of damages for breach of contract of affreightment
  • Court orders rectification of Charter Restructuring Agreement
  • Incorporation of charterparty clause into bill of lading: arbitration or court jurisdiction?
  • Destruction by fire not a mechanical breakdown under a laytime exclusion clause: Court of Appeal confirms Commercial Court decision
  • Buyers beware: sellers’ right to claim for an unpaid deposit
  • Damage to fruit in reefer unit due to alleged delay?
  • Limited scope for challenging English maritime arbitration awards

Shipping regulation

  • Contractual pitfalls relating to the Ballast Water Management Convention
  • Maritime Labour Convention: are you a ‘shipowner’ under your charterparty?
  • The recast Brussels Regulation: reinforcing the arbitration exception

Carriage of goods by road

  • Carriage of goods by road: Court of Appeal clarifies jurisdiction provisions of the CMR Convention

News and events

  • Two Ince & Co partners named in Lloyd’s List Top 100, 2013
  • London new base for longstanding Ince & Co Piraeus office head
  • New survey report: Ince & Co ranks highly for client satisfaction
  • Deal of the Year win for Ince & Co at Lloyd’s List Awards Asia 2013

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Turnover (£m): 86.70
No. of lawyers: 273 (UK 200)
Offices: 4
Qualified lawyers: 53 (estimated)
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