Bugden : Goods in Transit, 4th Edition


 Bugden : Goods in Transit, 4th Edition By Paul Bugden and Dr Simone Lamont-Black

Author Paul Bugden; Dr Simone Lamont-Black
Publication Date 2018
ISBN 9780414062108
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell


As international commerce and globalisation grow, the topic of Goods in Transit becomes more important. Many facets of general commercial, shipping, contract, bailment, tort, property, agency, and transport law are gathered and integrated in one location in a unique, accessible, and practical style.

Considers contract, bailment, tort, property, sales of goods, and banking law as they apply to the transportation of goods.
  • Deals with international transportation via rail, road, sea, and air, as well as multi-modal transportation, in the context of different international transport treaties.
  • In the context of goods transportation and international commerce law, examines the law of agency and the law of bailment in depth.
  • The property aspects in goods transportation and international commerce law are examined.
  • Analyzes the plethora of local and international statutory and contractual responsibility frameworks that apply to carriers and other bailees.
  • Considers the challenges that outsourcing, logistics, and project forwarding contracts bring up.
The Fourth Edition of Bugden : Goods in Transit
  • The chapter on contracts has been updated and expanded to contain a lot of fresh research and a lot of new instances.
  • New provisions on contract categorization, third-party vicarious performance, contractual notifications, and contractual decision and certification clauses are included.
  • Increases the scope of the bailee's responsibilities.
  • Sections on delegation and vicarious responsibility have been extensively changed.
  • Sections on restitutionary remedies, such as indemnification, contribution, subrogation, and bribery, have been expanded.
  • Covers the law of causation and remoteness of losses in contract, bailment, and tort in more depth.
  • Introduces additional sections on a variety of discrete features of damages claims, such as delay damages and a thorough examination of many significant components of risk allocation and transfer.
  • Coverage of letters of credit, bonds, guarantees, and payment in general is expanded.
  • Revises the section on illegality to reflect current Supreme Court decisions.
  • Many major new cases have been decided since the third edition, including the following:
    • Magellan Spirit ApS v Vitol SA "Magellan Spirit" [2016] EWHC 454 (Comm)
    • Glencore International AG v MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA [2015] EWHC 1989 (Comm)
    • Spar Shipping AS v Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co, Ltd [2015] EWHC 718 (Comm)
    • Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi [2015] UKSC 67
    • Glory Wealth Shipping PTE Ltd v Flame S.A. [2016] EWHC 293 (Comm)
    • Eclairs Group Ltd and Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc [2015] UKSC 71
    • Braganza v BP Shipping Ltd [2015] UKSC 17, [2015]
    • Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company plc [2016] UKSC 48
    • MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA v Cottonex Anstalt [2016] EWCA Civ 789
    • Zurich Insurance PLC UK Branch v International Energy Group Ltd [2015] UKSC
    • Sea Shepherd UK v Fish & Fish Ltd [2015] UKSC 10
    • Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v Globalia Business Travel S.A.U. (The New Flamenco) [2015] EWCA Civ 1299
    • Spliethoff's Bevrachtingskantoor BV v Bank of China Ltd [2015] EWHC 999 (Comm)
    • Geden Operations Ltd v Dry Bulk Handy Holdings Inc (M/V Bulk Uruguay) [2014] EWHC 885 (Comm)
    • NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV v Cargill International SA [2016] UKSC 20
    • Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42
    • Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG [2016] UKSC 45
    • MT Hojgaard AS v E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Ltd [2017] UKSC 59
    • Mitsui & Co Ltd & Ors v Beteiligungsgesellschaft LPG Tankerflotte MBH & Co KG [2017] UKSC 68
    • Gard Marine and Energy Ltd & Anor v China National Chartering Company Ltd [2017] UKSC 35

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