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Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading 25th ed

Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading 25th ed
Product ISBN: 9780414111554
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First published in 1886, Scrutton has provided a first port of call for research when drafting contracts or dealing with disputes for generations. The book is the leading analysis of general principles in the fields of time charters, voyage charters and demise charters. It covers charterparties role as a key form of commercial contract, from the initial construction of the contract, through the rights and liabilities it confers, terms, agency and performance.

Included in the 25th edition are the following updates:

  • New section added to Chapter 1 covering the Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023
  • Updated coverage of recent Supreme Court decisions concerning the law of economic duress in Times Travel UK Limited v Pakistan International Airlines Corp [2021] UKSC 40, and the statement of the law of illegality as it relates to contracts in Stoffel & Co v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42.


Also included is coverage of all key cases, including the Court of Appeal decisions in:

  • the limits of contractual obligations to overcome the effects of force majeure in MUR Shipping BV v RTI Limited [2022] EWCA Civ 1406);
  • the different types of contractual “subjects” and their effects (DHL Product and Chartering Ltd v Gemini Ocean Shipping Co Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1555); and
  • the law relating to implied representations and affirmation (SK Shipping Europe Ltd v Capital VLCC 3 Corp [2022] EWCA Civ 231).

table of content

Nature of the Contract
General Contract Law
Extension of Rights and Liabilities under Contracts of Affreightment beyond the Original Parties to Such Contracts
The Bill of Lading as a Contract
Bills of Lading for Goods on a Chartered Ship
Terms of the Contract
The Bill of Lading as a Receipt for Goods Received or Shipped
Performance of Contract: Loading
The Bill of Lading as a Document of Title
Liability of Shipowner for Loss of, or Damage to, Goods Carried
Performance of the Contract—The Voyage
Performance of the Contract—Unloading
The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971
Time Charters
Through Bills of Lading, Combined Transportation, Containers
Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Limitation of Actions
Appendix 1 - The Principal Statutes Affecting the Contract of Affreightment
Appendix 2 - York-Antwerp Rules
Appendix 3 - The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1924
Appendix 4 - Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement
Appendix 5 - Hague-Visby Rules
Appendix 6 - The Hamburg Rules