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Shipping Law at Sweet & Maxwell sees the foremost experts in the field offering insight and guidance on an extensive range of shipping law subject matters, including bills of lading, marine insurance, charterparties, salvage and collisions at sea.

The excellent Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading, written by David Foxton QC, Steven Berry QC, Christopher Smith QC, Professor Howard Bennett and David Walsh is available on Sweet & Maxwell and Westlaw UK, our online legal research service.

The renowned Shipping Law Library features titles including Arnould Law Of Marine Insurance, written by Jonathan Gilman QC, Claire Blanchard QC, Mark Templeman QC, Philippa Hopkins and Neil Hart and its new supplement analyses in full the impact of the Insurance Act 2015 on marine insurance. The second edition of Keating on Offshore Construction and Engineering Contracts provides in-depth guidance on the agreements involved in the construction of ships, rigs and other offshore vessels and structures. Other key titles include Marsden on Collisions at Sea, Sassoon on C.I.F. and F.O.B. Contracts, and Carver on Bills of Lading, by Sir Guenter Treitel, QC and Professor Francis M B Reynolds, QC.

New titles include Kate Lewins’ International Carriage of Passengers by Sea, and Carver on Charterparties.

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