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Summary judgment in respect of quality claim
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 18 2017

On 1 December the Commercial Court gave a judgment for the Claimant seller in this matter, which arose out of the sale of a cargo of gas oil in 2008


Extension of common law rule against set off from freight to air freight
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2017

The London Circuit Commercial Court has held that the well established common law rule in shipping law that "a claim in respect of cargo cannot be


Vitol SA v Beta Renowable SA
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 8 2017

The High Court has handed down Judgment in Vitol SA v Beta Renowable SA 2017 EWHC 1734 (Comm) highlighting the importance of ensuring that


Collecting your goods - Electronic Release System
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 26 2017

The Court of Appeal handed down a judgment this week in MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA v Glencore International AG 2017 EWCA Civ 365


No intention? No notice!
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2017

In a judgment that will undoubtedly impact what has become fairly common practice when filing notices of intention to appoint an administrator


Indemnities - beware the consequences of “reasonableness”
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2017

The provision of indemnities, particularly those provided to corporate trustees and agents, is an important feature of an effectively functioning


Supreme Court Likes Reality in Business Rates
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2017

The disputed rates in Newbigin (Valuation Officer) (Respondent) v S J & J Monk (a firm) (Appellant) relate to building works in 2012 and the question


What is half of nothing? Wrongful trading developments in the ‘Robin Hood’ case
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2017

Case law on wrongful trading has developed significantly over the past two years, with the cases of Ralls Builders and Brooks increasing judicial


Letters of Credit - Application of Fraudulent Exception
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2017

The High Court recently applied the ‘fraud exception’ to prevent payment under a standby letter of credit where the signatory who certified a


Mercury signing - guidance on the execution of documents
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2016

Following the decision in the Mercury Case, a practice of ‘virtual signings and closings’ has developed to avoid the logistical problems in getting a