In this episode Stephen Houseman QC speaks to Jeffrey Gruder QC and Philippa Hopkins QC about one of the leading shipping cases from the last decade, the Supreme Court decision in Gard Marine & Energy v China National Chartering, known as the Ocean Victory.
Jeffrey Gruder QC was involved in the case in the Court of Appeal.
Together Jeffrey and Philippa discuss the significance of this charter party dispute and look at the significance of the importance of the decision in relation to general commercial law, especially in relation to insurance. Some of the particular issues that arose in the case have special relevance in the current climate.
With thanks to Lorraine Aboagye, junior tenant at Essex Court Chambers for her research for this episode.
The music used in this podcast is “Upbeat Party” by scottholmesmusic.com