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Oct 08
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
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Registration and coffee
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
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Chair’s introduction and objective setting
  • Julian Clark - Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson

During this session you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and learn about your fellow delegates, as well as share your personal objectives for the seminar.

09:15 - 10:15 60 mins
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The bill of lading as a document of title
  • Mark Jones - Barrister, 36 Stone

• The rule as to delivery of cargo

• Delays to the ship

• Charterparty clauses affecting delivery

• Misdelivery and delivery against fraudulent and forged documents

• Alternative documents

10:15 - 11:30 75 mins
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The bill of lading as a receipt
  • Andrew Preston - Partner, Clyde & Co

• The evidential effect of the bill:

   ‐ “Quantity/weight unknown” clauses

   ‐ Apparent good order and condition

   ‐ Letters of indemnity

   ‐ Containerisation challenges

11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
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Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00 60 mins
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The bill of lading as a transferable contract of carriage
  • Richard Lord - Q.C, Brick Court Chambers

• The nature of the contract

• Types of bills of lading

• Incorporation clauses

• Transfer of rights and liabilities

• When does a receiver assume liabilities under the bill of lading?

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
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Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 60 mins
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Bills of lading, international sales and letters of credit
  • Julian Clark - Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson

• The underlying commodity transaction: why and what type of bill of lading is required?

• Relationship between the bill of lading and the sale and purchase agreement

• The role of a bill of lading in letter of credit transactions

15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
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Combined and through transport: understanding the advanced technicalities
  • Richard Lord - Q.C, Brick Court Chambers

• What are the implications of sub‐contracting and involving more than one carrier – where do the responsibilities and liabilities lie?

• Multimodal bills of lading – a comparison of port to port, through and combined transport

• House bills

• Analysis of key terms commonly found in multimodal bills of lading and their interaction with the international conventions

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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Coffee break
16:30 - 17:15 45 mins
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Alternative documents
  • Charlotte Winter - Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

• Seaway bills

• Delivery orders

• Mate’s receipts

• Electronic/paperless bills of lading

17:15 - 17:30 15 mins
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Q&A and wrap-up of day one
  • Julian Clark - Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson
17:30 - 17:30 0 mins
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Close of day one