The Legal 500
Can claimants who arrest vessels be required to give cross-undertakings in damages? Not at present,...11th Dec 2018
Can claimants who arrest vessels be required to give cross-undertakings in damages? No31st Jul 2018
“MSC Amsterdam” – Trafigura Beheer BV and Another –v- Mediterranean Shipping Company SA27th Jul 2007
Charles specialises in commercial law. He has a broad practice which includes general commercial disputes, insurance and reinsurance, sale of goods, shipping, international trade and conflicts of law.
Charles has wide experience of shipping arbitrations, including both charterparty and shipbuilding disputes. He has also acted in a number of substantial insurance and reinsurance arbitrations. He has frequently appeared before the Commercial Court.
Charles has acted in a number of banking and financial disputes. He also has experience of disputes concerning guarantees.
Questions of jurisdiction and the conflict of laws arise frequently in the sorts of cases with which Charles deals. He has wide experience of such issues and has frequently advised upon them.
Charles has extensive experience of all aspects of shipping law and the international carriage of goods. He has acted in numerous charterparty and bill of lading disputes and disputes under long-term COAs, covering such issues as unseaworthiness, cargoworthiness, dangerous cargoes, unsafe ports, stevedore damage, off-hire, laytime and demurrage and speed and consumption. Charles also has substantial experience of ship construction or ship repair/modification disputes, and has acted in disputes arising under ship management agreements. He has provided expert opinions on English shipping law for use in foreign legal proceedings.
Examples of cases in which he has been involved include the following:
1989-1992 New College, Oxford University (B.A., First Class)
1994-1995 University of Geneva (Diplôme d’études supérieures)
1995-1996 City University, London (Diploma in Law)
1996-1997 Inns of Court School of Law
Holker Award (Gray’s Inn)
Mould Senior Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
Languages: German (fluent), French (working knowledge).
COMBAR, British Insurance Law Association, London Shipping Law Centre, Supporting Member of the LMAA
Can claimants who arrest vessels be required to give cross-undertakings in damages? Not at present, but the Court of Appeal says the position may be open to reconsideration
Mandatory injunction requiring surrender of possession of an oil tanker
Can claimants who arrest vessels be required to give cross-undertakings in damages? No
ARC Capital Partners Limited v Brit UW Limited & Anr.
Balmoral Group Limited v Borealis (UK) Ltd