Non-payment of hire not breach of condition

As widely expected, the CA in Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co. Ltd. v Spar Shipping AS [2016] EWCA Civ 982 has upheld Popplewell J’s decision that failure to pay hire on the nail in a time charter is not a breach of condition. IISTL stalwart Simon Rainey QC was on the winning side (though not on this issue): the court relied on the Restatement of the English Law of Contract, an increasingly respected publication for which another IISTL man, Professor Andrew Tettenborn, was partly responsible. More detailed analysis will follow later.

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