19th Jun 2012
 2 WLR 754
Sioban Healy QC and Jessica Sutherland acted for Louis Dreyfus which concerned whether a voyage charterparty strikes exception clause applied to vessels which were delayed in berthing due to congestion caused by the after-effects of a strike which had ended before the vessels berthed. Field J held, distinguishing the decision of the House of Lords in Central Argentine Railway v Marwood  AC 981, that the strikes exception could apply to delay in discharging caused by congestion due to the after-effects of a strike that had ended. He granted permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal.