In May the Association held its annual Spring Seminar at the Baltic Exchange.
This year’s seminar revisited the ever-relevant issue of damages in the context of maritime contracts, focusing particularly on four recent London arbitration which were appealed, three to first instance and the fourth to the Court of Appeal, with appeal to the Supreme Court in relation to the latter pending.
Clare Ambrose, barrister at 20 Essex Street, arbitrator and co-author of ‘London Maritime Arbitration’ considered the issues arising out of the two Glory Wealth appeals (Flame SA v Glory Wealth Shipping Pte Ltd  EWHC 3153 (Comm) and Glory Wealth Shipping Pte Ltd v Flame SA  EWHC 293 (Comm) respectively).
Mark Hamsher, full member, past President and previous committee member of the LMAA provided us with his insight into the the MTM Hong Kong and the New Flamenco appeals, (Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse SA v MT Maritime Management BV  EWHC 2505 (Comm) and Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v Globalia Business Travel SAU  EWCA Civ 1299 respectively), having been a member of each of tribunals which originally determined these two arbitrations.
Copies of each speaker’s papers and slides can be found in the Papers & Articles section of the website.