19th Nov 1996
 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 273
Sioban Healy acted. Shipping; conflict of laws: relevance of foreign decisions on interpretation of a foreign statutory version of Hague Rules incorporated into an English law contract.
Charter-party (Voyage) – Limitation of time – Hague Rules – Construction – Charter incorporated U.S.A. clause paramount – Vessel delayed by engine problems – Charterers bought in substitute cargo – Whether charterers’ claim in respect of cargo carried – Whether claim time barred – Whether English or U.S. law applicable – Whether application for extension of time should be granted.