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6 -7 November 2019
CCT Venues Barbican,

Bills of Lading Seminar

Analyse the commercial and legal complexities of Bills of Lading

A big thank you

Thank you to everyone for attending this year's Bills of Lading Seminar. If you enjoyed it, please recommend it to a friend.

Programme highlights

Key topics on the agenda:
  • The background, structure and context of the bill of lading
  • The function of the bill of lading as a receipt, a document of title and a contract of carriage
  • The problems caused by negotiating bills of lading
  • The rules in relation to the bill of lading
  • Current sanctions regimes
  • Remedies for claims by ship and cargo
  • Why you need a letter of indemnity
Plenty of learning and networking opportunities


  • Studying real‐life situations, apply theory to practice in working groups to consider dealing with sub-contractors within combined bills of lading

NEW for 2018! Practical surgery session:

  • Utilise the expertise of your chairman and have your unique bills of lading concerns addressed and questions answered. Ask on the day or email questions in advance to

Case studies:

  • Issues relating to wet and dry cargoes
CPD affiliation

The Bills of Lading Seminar is CPD affiliated. 

This seminar is worth 12 CPD hours. Lloyd’s Maritime Academy – part of Informa UK Ltd – is an accredited trainer with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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