Bills of Lading
A brand new addition to the Lloyd’s Shipping Law Library, Bills of Lading provides a detailed and practical analysis of the law and practice applicable to bills of lading before, during and after shipment. It is co-authored by two leading specialist barristers and a Commercial Court judge who have wide experience of bills of lading both in practice and in the context of litigation.
This new book provides:
- an introduction to the history of bills of lading
- in-depth information on the form, issuing, and transfer of bills of lading
- negotiation of bills
- thorough analysis of the rights and liabilities which arise from statements in the bill:
- its effect on ownership of the goods
- the rights to delivery
- the carrier’s right to deliver
- including rights of suit in contract, tort and bailment
- a detailed consideration of the Hague and Hague-Visby rules
- an overview of the primary remedies
- conflict of laws issues and procedural matters which arise in litigation involving bills of lading
- detailed legal analysis with discussion of the use of bills of lading in practice and of the practicalities of litigation involving bills of lading
- conflict of laws issues and procedural matters which arise in litigation involving bills of lading.
The bill’s contractual function is also considered in depth as are both contractual and non-contractual claims arising out of bills of lading.