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The Law on Bills of Lading

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Liang Zhao

Module overview

Bills of lading and analogous shipping documents play important roles in the carriage of goods by sea. In this module you will study the functions of a bill of lading, cargo claims under the Hague-Visby Rules and rights of suit at both common law and statute. This involves the application of general principles of English commercial law, principally being an application of the law of contract, tort and bailment, to the specific field of the carriage of goods by sea. Legislation (and principles of its interpretation) will be examined, including in particular the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971 (bringing into force in the UK the Hague-Visby Rules) and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992.

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