02/08/2018
This Legal Briefing provides a quick overview of the cabotage regimes in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Peru and the United States, highlighting the restrictions, the exceptions, and penalties for violating these regulations.
24/05/2018
The digital revolution gathers momentum, and almost every day there are new technological developments. This briefing looks at one of these developments; blockchain contracts, also known as ‘smart contracts’, the benefits as well as the legal issues that may arise under these contracts.
09/11/2017
The UK P&I Club has collaborated with Advocate Sertaç Sayhan, to issue this Legal Briefing on “Cargo Claims under the Turkish Commercial Code”. 
13/07/2017
The UK P&I Club has collaborated with Advocate, Mr V. Subramanian, to issue this Legal Briefing on 'Cargo Claims in India'.
30/05/2017
We have recently seen many of our Members switching to electronic bills of lading (“eBLs”) on some of their trades. The move towards a paperless trade is therefore gaining momentum. The Club is, however, still receiving many questions about eBLs and about the three eBL systems approved by the International Group of P&I Clubs, namely Bolero, essDOCS and e-titleTM. This Legal Briefing provides brief explanations on these three systems and how each of them works.
09/02/2017
The latest publication from the UK Club Legal Briefing team provides a guide to cargo claims under US law.
31/10/2016
The latest briefing from the legal team covers the Antarctic Treaty and its Environment Protocol. Annex VI of the Environment Protocol, which deals with liabilities arising from environmental emergencies, has not yet come into force, but shipowners trading to the Antarctic should be aware of their potential liabilities under this instrument.
17/07/2016
A quick overview of ship arrest in some popular jurisdictions - The uncertain shipping market makes the issue of arrest a topical one. The key questions being; where are the most advantageous arrest jurisdictions? And what makes them so favourable? This article seeks to give a brief overview of some popular arrest jurisdictions, and sets out why they are potentially advantageous.
12/07/2016
China has become a significant importer of goods, and Members often face claims advanced by shippers or consignees in China.  The latest publication from the UK Club Legal Briefing team provides an overview of the current situation and recommendations to note if Members face claims by shippers or consignees in China.
15/10/2015
The latest legal briefing from our team covers the Polar Code: a new regulation for polar shipping.

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