05th Dec 2016
An article by Richard Sarll and Julia Dias QC appears in the December edition of The Journal of International Maritime Law, entitled “Spar Shipping, The Astra and the Status of the Obligation to Pay Hire Punctually: Watching a Falling Star” (2016) 22 JIML 345.
The article seeks to provide a full account of the imbroglio caused by the conflicting decisions in The Astra and Spar Shipping on the status of the obligation to make punctual payment of hire under a time charter, which was finally resolved by the recent decision of the Court of Appeal. A copy may be found here.
The authors are both contributors to the forthcoming edition of Carver on Charterparties.