On 27 November, Quadrant Chambers published an article about what it says is a decision which appears to have escaped the law reports until now, but where the often undervalued and neglected remedy of a ship arrest has been given new impetus by the judgment.  It has confirmed that an arrest of a vessel within the Admiralty jurisdiction of the English High Court (in support of specified maritime claims) is not subject to the same rules and protections afforded to those faced with freezing injunctions at general law.  The article concludes that, if a defendant has a vessel which is likely to visit English shores, it would be worth considering an arrest in England as the perfect weapon to secure a claim rather than the more usual freezing injunction.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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