Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 4th Edition

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This is the definitive guide for private practitioners, in-house counsel and P&I Clubs to the limitation of liability for maritime claims. It analyzes and comments upon legislation including the 1976 Convention on the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea 1974 and the 2002 Athens Protocol to the Athens Convention.

A number of developments have occurred since the last edition, which make this long-awaited new edition even more timely. Not least of which is the coming into effect of the 1996 Protocol to the 1976 Convention, which greatly increased limits, in addition to important court decisions concerning charterer’s entitlement to limit and the types of claim for which limitation is available, (such as the CMA Djakarta (2004) and the Aegean Sea (1998).

New to this edition:

Although the book follows the same format as the previous edition (setting out the text of the Conventions, Protocols and Rules, then following this with analysis and comment) the 4th edition offers timely coverage of a number of developments including:

    • More coverage of the 1996 protocol to the 1976 convention,
    • Important court decisions concerning the availability and the extent of the right to limitation,
    • A new chapter on the 2002 Athens Protocol which (though not in force yet) warrants proper consideration
    • Incorporation of comment on the 1996 Protocol within the commentary to the 1976 ConventionTime at large,
    • Expanded sections dealing with procedural issues before the English Court and European jurisdiction issues
    • More chapters from foreign contributors covering a greater range of international jurisdictions

Why you’ll want to read it:

  • This is the only known book of its kind on the subject
  • The assurance and confidence of knowing that previous editions are regularly cited with approval in court judgements

Why you’ll want to buy it:

  • Designed with maritime law practitioners in mind, this indispensable guide is also a highly appropriate resource for Postgraduates, Undergraduates, Shipping companies, Marine insurance companies and University libraries


  • Limitation of Liability
  • Introduction
  • History of Limitation in the United Kingdom
  • The 1976 Limitation Convention
  • Limitation: Passenger Claims
  • Athens Protocol 2002
  • Limitation: Carriage of Goods
  • Country Analysis for Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

From a Review of The Previous Edition:

“a vital tool for practitioners and a must for any maritime law library”
Professor Nicholas Gaskell, Institute of Maritime Law,
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

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