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The Carriage of Goods by Sea A Book Review

 by Brian Risman, Publisher and Founder, The Law Journal UK


The Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea is a very helpful text on this subject, allowing even neophytes in this area to quickly master the technicalities of the topic -- yet still providing a clear guide for experienced legal personnel.


The Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea is a well organised text on this rather advanced topic. Many texts in this area assume knowledge of the terminology and mechanics of this area of business. Hence even a skilled lawyer without business knowledge of this area would not be helped by many texts. This text is different, and hence comes highly recommended. The first sections give a strong background on topics such as the nature of a charterparty. That allows readers with little knowledge of this area of business to quickly grasp the key concepts. The descriptions are well written, allowing the lawyer to fully understand the cases, statutes and international conventions involved. There is even a well done segment on the application of contract law to this area.


The organisation of the main portion of this work, covering international conventions, is clear, concise and well organised. It is of value to both the new and experienced readers. The progression of the discussion is logical, and as above does not assume prior expertise and knowledge in this challenging area of law. Key cases are included in detail, allowing the reader to see the context of the cases in terms of the law being discussed.


This book makes an excellent text for lawyers and law students in this area. It allows those without the business knowledge to quickly come up to speed; but at the same time is a well developed opus that experienced legal personnel would find valuable as a handy guide to the law in this area. The appendices include the key legislation and conventions in this area.


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 The Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea  is published by Bloomsbury Professional. Please note that The Law Journal UK takes no responsibility for the contents of this book, or works by other authors.


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