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Summerskill on Laytime
Summerskill on Laytime
5th Edition
Series:  British Shipping Laws
Practice Area:  Commercial Law
ISBN:  9780414048553
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  24 Jan 2013
Format:  Hardback
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Summerskill is a comprehensive treatment of the law of laytime under English law. It presents the general principles of laytime and demurrage offering orientation to newcomers as well as providing an overview to experienced practitioners.

  • Examines all the key aspects of laytime:
    - the charterer’s duties and considerations, the nature of the laytime, its calculation, legal/contractual “excuses” for delay, demurrage, damages for detention
  • Goes through the practical and legal considerations which determine whether a party has complied with the laytime terms of a voyage charterparty or a sale of goods contract
  • Explains the consequences of failure to comply
  • Shows how damages are assessed
  • Provides detailed commentary on the laytime and demurrage clauses from a range of charterparties
  • Examines English arbitration awards in detail
  • Introduces chapters on damages for detention and on sales contracts
  • Features a glossary of specialist terms
  • Provides working examples for various calculations, such as demurrage and dispatch
  • New commentary on the interplay between claims arising from sale of goods contracts and voyage charters
CONTENTS
  • Introduction
  • Laytime Clauses and their Effects
  • Laytime not Fixed
  • Reaching the Destination
  • Readiness
  • Modification of Requirements for Beginning of Laytime
  • Interruption by Bad weather
  • Suspension of Laytime
  • Relationship of Loading and Discharging Times
  • Demurrage
  • Detention
  • Liability for Demurrage
  • Dispatch
EDITORS & EDITORIAL BOARD
Simon Baughen studied law at Oxford and practised in maritime law for several years, first at the London P&I Club and then with Horrocks & Co. He joined the University of Bristol Law School in 1989. He was made a Reader in 2007. His research interests lie mainly in the field of shipping law, but also include the law of trusts, and the environmental law implications of the activities of multinational corporations in the developing world.
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