Principles of the Carriage of Goods by Sea
Principles of the Carriage of Goods by Sea offers students studying this topic as part of their LLM or LLB course an accessible, comprehensive overview of the subject from a leading expert in the field. Written specifically with students in mind, concentrating on principles, and tailored to common law coverage, this title presents all the essential topics and is supported by the following useful pedagogy: *Line Diagrams: illustrating the relationships between parties so that this may be understood at a glance; also where appropriate, time lines *Case Studies: looking at topical matters such as piracy, and problematic areas of law such as reachable on arrival clauses and the carriage of bulk oil by sea *Sample Problem Questions: problem questions and suggestions to help students to prepare for assessment *Annotated appendices: concise appendix of the most important legislation and international conventions, with useful annotation from the author that explains these and puts them in context.
About the Author
Paul Todd is Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law at the University of Southampton.
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Since the publication of the first edition of Elements of Family Law in Singapore in 2007, there have been further developments in the law, both in statutory form as well as case law. This updated second edition follows the original, largely discussing, the developments and its impact on the state of the law currently. The author has striven to improve upon the discussion of the core principles in each topic in this edition.
The Court of Appeal leads the judiciary in its continuing effort to ensure that pristine common law principles are interpreted to serve local needs and circumstances as they should. The High Court has clarified the dominating role of the Women’s Charter in formation of marriages. The separate parts of the law regulating parents and their children are better rationalised to uphold the unique position of parents over other adults who may be interested in the well-being of someone else’s child. The Court of Appeal affirmed and clarified the law regulating marital agreements including pre-nuptial agreements. In the area of division of matrimonial assets, the Court of Appeal has delivered several significant decisions clarifying the law as based upon the concept of deferred community of property where equal credit should be accorded to nonfinancial contribution to acquisition as financial contribution, expounding the purposive interpretation of what properties are matrimonial assets and explaining its view of how to achieve the just and equitable proportions of division as mandated by the statutory provision.
Amongst significant statutory developments is the enactment of the International Child Abduction Act 2011 which enforces Singapore’s commitment in acceding to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. New provisions for the better enforcement of orders of financial provision, whether of maintenance or division of matrimonial assets, after termination of marriages are also explained.
Andrew Burrows continues to provide an authoritative account of the law of restitution in the third edition of this highly-praised textbook. Fully revised and updated, this edition includes a wealth of new cases and academic thinking in addition to thorough examination of the subject as a whole. As with previous editions, the author’s expert analysis and clarity of style will be invaluable to students and practitioners with an interest in this area of law.
About the Author
Andrew Burrows FBA, QC (hon) is Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St. Hugh’s College. He is also a Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, and Honorary Director of the Oxford Law Foundation. He was formerly Law Commissioner for England and Wales 1994-1999.
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