“Griparion” (No. 3) (i) Tharros Shipping Co. Ltd (ii) Den Norske Bank Plc –v- Bias Shipping Limited

Gavin Kealey QC

[1997] 1 Lloyds Rep 246; [1995] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 541

Gavin Kealey Q.C. led Simon Picken in this leading case concerning the power of the Court to award costs against a non-party, a P&I club.

Practice – Costs – Non-party – Plaintiffs claimed damages for repudiation of charter – Defendants ordered to pay costs on indemnity basis – Plaintiffs unsuccessful in enforcing order – Plaintiffs claimed against P. & I. club – Club not party to litigation – Whether Court should exercise its discretion and order club to pay costs

Date added: November 20th, 1996

Area of Expertise

Insurance & reinsurance
Jurisdiction / conflicts of law
Shipping, admiralty & transport