Home > Contract Law > Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading
Email Page to a Colleague
(* Denotes required field)
* Colleague’s email address
* Your email address
* Subject
The selected product information will be included in the email.
The email addresses you provide will not be used for any other purpose. You can view a detailed privacy statement here.
Your email has been sent.

Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading

Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading
25th edition
Series:  British Shipping Laws
Practice Area:  Contract Law, Shipping
ISBN:  9780414111578
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Mar 2024
Format:  Hardback, eBook - ProView
Click to read more about Thomson Reuters ProView
eBook - ProView
Enter a promotion code if you have one. Note: discount applied at Checkout Review Section
Promotion code:


First published in 1886, Scrutton has provided a first port of call for research when drafting contracts or dealing with disputes for generations. The book is the leading analysis of general principles in the fields of time charters, voyage charters and demise charters. It covers charterparties role as a key form of commercial contract, from the initial construction of the contract, through the rights and liabilities it confers, terms, agency and performance.

Included in the 25th edition are the following updates:

  • New section added to Chapter 1 covering the Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023
  • Updated coverage of recent Supreme Court decisions concerning:
    • The law of economic duress in Times Travel UK Limited v Pakistan International Airlines Corp [2021] UKSC 40
    • The statement of the law of illegality as it relates to contracts in Stoffel & Co v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42

Also included is coverage of all key cases, including the Court of Appeal decisions in:

  • the limits of contractual obligations to overcome the effects of force majeure in MUR Shipping BV v RTI Limited [2022] EWCA Civ 1406);
  • the different types of contractual “subjects” and their effects (DHL Product and Chartering Ltd v Gemini Ocean Shipping Co Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1555); and
  • the law relating to implied representations and affirmation (SK Shipping Europe Ltd v Capital VLCC 3 Corp [2022] EWCA Civ 231)

If you’re interested in firmwide or multiple user access to this title on ProView then please contact us directly to discuss what options are available.


Thomson Reuters Westlaw UKCLEAR. CLEVER. CONCISE

This title is also available on Westlaw UK, so that you can access it anywhere, anytime.

Having online access to the books you trust through Westlaw UK can add a whole new dimension to how you work with the commentary and guidance found across the breadth of our titles.

Westlaw UK's smart navigation, links to primary law in combination with the expertise within our portfolio of books providing you with a seamless, coherent, and integrated research experience every time you need to refer to the text.

Having access to your book through Westlaw means:

Enhanced contents pages

  • Find what you’re looking for with ease, with content displayed clearly in easy-to-read tables
  • Print, download or email entire chapters or sections using tick boxes by content sets
  • Choose the way you view content sets with collapsible and expandable sections

Firm-wide availability

  • Everyone has access, at all times

Links to primary law

  • Jump directly to the authority you need with links to cases, legislation and journals

You can print/download/email

  • Print, download and email your documents quickly, for use offline or to share with colleague

Access chapter PDFs

  • Download chapters as they appear in print, ready for presentation in court

Supplement PDFs

  • Download whole supplements to a main edition in PDF, ready for court

PDF supplement navigation

  • Browse PDFs with ease using navigational aids and links within the document

A-Z indexing

  • Browse directly to the letter you wish to search, without having to navigate long documents


  • View tables of cases and legislation referred to it the text sorted alphabetically, and link directly to them

Pop-up footnotes

  • View footnotes alongside the text and avoid the need to refer to the end of documents

Call 0345 600 9355 or contact us to find out more.

back to top