Preface; Acknowledgements; Table of Cases; Table of Statues; International Conventions and Other Formulations of International Trade Law; Part I. Introduction;
1. Admiralty Jurisdiction in Hong Kong;
2. Alternative Dispute Resolution;
3. General Legal Principles Relating to Carriage of Goods;
4. Carriers and Goods in Transit;
5. Conflicts of Laws and Choice of Law in Contracts of Carriage; Part II. Carriage of Goods by Sea;
6. Time Charter;
7. Bills of Lading;
8. Functions of Transport Document in International Trade Finance: Documentary Credits.
9. Freight, Demurrage and Shipowners' LiensPart III. Other Modes of Carriage of Goods;
10. Carriage of Goods by Air;
11. Carriage of Goods by Road and Rail;
12. Door-to-door Service and Multimodal Transport; Part IV. Freight Forwarding;
13. Freight Forwarding; Part V. Transport Insurance;
14. Contract of Indemnity, Utmost Good Faith and Insurable Interest;
15. Policy and Broker;
17. Included, Excluded Losses and Principle of Indemnity;
18. Partial Loss and Total Loss; Part VI. PRC Maritime Law;
19. The Comparative Aspects of Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong Maritime Law*; References.
The maintenance of Hong Kong as a free port and international logistics hub is crucial for its economic vitality. Rapidly expanding international trade with mainland China and Hong Kong has generated significant changes to the shipping and logistics law in both jurisdictions. This textbook provides a general framework for the basic principles of shipping and logistics law in Hong Kong.
Book — 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages) : illustrations
1. Welcome to the Study of Law; Unit
2. This Book: Its Organization, Purposes and Assumptions; Unit
3. Legal Research:Preliminary Thoughts; Unit
4. Cases: An Introduction; Unit
5. Law Reports; Unit
6. Finding Cases (I); Unit
7. Finding Cases (II); Unit
8. Introduction to Legislation; Unit
9. Reading a Statute; Unit
10. Finding Legislation andRelated Matters; Unit
11. Approaching Research; Unit
12. General Works of Reference; Unit
13. Journals; Unit
14. Government Publications; Unit
15. Other Law-Related Materials; Unit
16. Other Systems; Unit
17. 'Non-Law' Materials.
This book is designed especially for usage in Hong Kong to teach the basic skills of finding legal materials, both printed and computer-based ones. Its objective is to help students explore the range of materials which they will use in the course of their legal education, and thereafter in the practice of law. To illuminate the study of law, research involving non-legal materials is also provided. Law students at university will find this book an indispensable guide to legal research, and so will thousands of Hong Kong residents who study law as part-time courses. Practitioners, especially those in the early stages of their careers, or those unfamiliar with Hong Kong materials because they have come from another jurisdiction, will also find this book useful. Even the established members of the profession who are not too familiar with CD-ROM and On-line databases will also benefit.