By their very nature, ships do not stay put. They are also uniquely vulnerable to arrest. The good sense of a work which covers the law of arrest in multiple significant maritime jurisdictions is not hard to see. Derrington & Turner should be at the elbow of lawyers, insurers, ship owners, and maritime claimants across the globe. In addition to its practical value, the scholarly and uniquely comparative approach taken by this book advances the understandingof the law practised in the Admiralty jurisdictions, particularly in an era when the sheer volume of decisions produced by the future Lord Brandon are a distant and fast-receding memory.As with the first edition of this well-regarded work, difficult and unsettled points of law are analysed alongside considered illustrations drawn from the case law of England, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.The book has been fully revised and updated with significant developments in both the substantive admiralty law and procedural rules of major jurisdictions, including changes to the conventions which affect limitation of liability on a ship owner and to the rules on stay for arbitration, the jurisprudence of arrest procedures and cross-border insolvencies, and judicial and academic evaluations of the true nature of a maritime lien. Interactions with the recast Brussels jurisdiction regulationare also discussed in this second edition.
OUP Oxford; March 2016
- ISBN 9780191045844
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: The Law and Practice of Admiralty Matters
- Author: Sarah Derrington; James M Turner QC
Imprint: OUP Oxford
In The Press
Review from previous edition [A] very fine book ... skilfully structured ... which provides the reader with a clear and readable exposition of a fascinating area of law and practice. It is well researched, comprehensive, contemporary and discerning ... [and] represents a significant contribution to the literature.
About The Author
Sarah Derrington is Head of School and Dean of Law at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland. She is also a barrister at Quadrant Chambers, Brisbane, specialising in maritime and shipping law.James Turner QC is a Barrister at Quadrant Chambers. He took silk in 2013 and is a specialist shipping and commercial advocate with over 20 years' experience.