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‘One of the super-sets’, Brick Court Chambers is ‘an all-round strong’ set with ‘a large selection of high-quality competition law specialists’, ‘top commercial counsel’, ‘an excellent chambers for banking litigation’, and a ‘go-to’ set for public administrative law.
The Legal 500 2020
"An outstanding commercial set with a track record of excellence across its core areas of work."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"A set that is singled out for its "first-rate" clerking and "client service-oriented, commercial approach."
Chambers & Partners 2017
‘deservedly among the top sets in London for commercial work’

Negligence, Incompetence, Deviation and Unseaworthiness


This seminar looked at a topic of perennial interest and practical importance, which is the consequences of (the all too common) negligence and error in the management or navigation of a ship. Such actions may under the Hague Rules provide a defence to a carrier, but equally may involve issues of crew competence, unseaworthiness, due diligence, the ISM code, deviation, and failure to proceed with reasonable despatch. The seminar looked at these topics and how they interact, considering the law as applied in real practical situations.

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