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08:45 - 09:15 30 mins
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Registration
09:15 - 09:25 10 mins
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Chairman's welcome & opening remarks
  • Alex Davey - Partner, Birketts
09:25 - 09:45 20 mins
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Objective Generation

Introduce yourself and company, learn about yourfellow delegates and share your personal objectives for a tailored training experience

  • Alex Davey - Partner, Birketts
09:45 - 11:00 75 mins
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Overview of time charterparties
  • A brief introduction to time charterparties, a commercial overview and a look at the detailed clauses and issues which might arise
  • The English legal system: how English law and the court system has developed
  • Dispute resolution: litigation in English courts, arbitration in London and alternative dispute methods
  • Alex Davey - Partner, Birketts
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
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Coffee & networking break
11:20 - 12:20 60 mins
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Understanding common problems with the charterparty period
  • Commencement of period
  • Delivery
  • Conformity with description
  • Implied/express margins, time chartertrips “without guarantee”
  • Overlap/underlap - the “legitimate last voyage”
  • Damages
  • “Last voyage” clauses
  • Without guarantee clauses
12:20 - 12:30 10 mins
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Questions & discussion
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
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Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
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What are the owner's obligations for the chartered vessel?
  • Contractual terms regarding the description of the vessel (capacity,registration, speed and fuel consumption warranty)
  • Maintaining the vessel
  • Provision of a substitute vessel
  • Delivery obligations
16:15 - 17:00 45 mins
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Role Play Session
17:00 - 17:10 10 mins
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Chair's closing remarks
  • Alex Davey - Partner, Birketts
17:10 - 18:10 60 mins
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Birketts networking drinks reception