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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

19/03/2014

"Atlantik Confidence" – Kairos Shipping Ltd v Enka & Co LLC and Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 217

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The Court of Appeal has decided that it is possible to constitute a limitation fund in England and Wales under the 1976 Limitation Convention by means of a guarantee in the form of a P&I Club letter of undertaking (“LOU”).

The decision arose out of the loss of the bulk carrier “Atlantik Confidence” on 30 March 2013.  The Owners of the vessel sought to constitute a limitation fund by way of an LOU and were directed to apply at an oral hearing.  Simon J heard the application and concluded that a limitation fund could not be constituted by an LOU (see [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 535).  The Court of Appeal allowed the Owners’ appeal against the decision.

Michael Collett QC acts on behalf of certain cargo claimants who did not participate in the appeal (instructed by Ben Macfarlane & Co).


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