The “Ocean Victory” – Lloyd’s Law Reports Top Cases of 2014

10 February, 2015

Jeffrey Gruder QC appeared in GARD MARINE & ENERGY LTD v CHINA NATIONAL CHARTERING CO LTD (THE “OCEAN VICTORY”), one of Lloyd’s Law Reports Top cases of 2014. This case (which was argued in the Court of Appeal in October 2014 and is reported at [2015] EWCA 16) raises important issues on the relationship between the safe port warranty and “abnormal occurrence” as well as the effect of joint insurance on rights of subrogation and recovery. An application to the Supreme Court is anticipated.