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Lawtext is based in Oxfordshire and has a growing list of specialist journals, law reports and books. These provide a range of information services for lawyers, researchers and advisors practising in the following areas


Our peer-reviewed journals provide a mix of opinion, analysis and commentary with updates of recent cases and regulatory developments. Each title reviews and analyses legal developments within its sector with particular emphasis on forthcoming changes at national, EU and international levels.

Focus is placed on the complex interplay between commercial realities and the current legal regimes, enabling advisors/readers to be aware of new potential liabilities and risks and the influence of court decisions from across the world.

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Highlights
Journal of International Maritime Law - Volume 27 Issue 3

EDITORIAL
Safe navigation at sea – COLREGs 1972

ANALYSIS OF RECENT CASES AND CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS

Bills of lading – receiver’s liability to general average and the impact of insurance

ARTICLES

Negligence in maritime disputes revisited: the requirement for ownership or possessory title
EUGENE CHENG JIANKAI

The author examines the law of negligence as confirmed in The Aliakmon  and  compares and reconciles the differing Singaporean approach as laid down in Spandeck (2007) and Wilmar (2019).

Damages which are not disposed of by demurrage: What is a separate type of loss?
ROBERT GAY

What is a separate type of loss from the losses covered by demurrage? The issue between The Bonde (1999) and The Eternal Bliss (appeal forthcoming) is examined here.

The impact of Covid-19, facilitative mediation, early intervention, and the new visual online dispute resolution – Part 2
RHYS CLIFT

The article sets out the essential features of EI and traces the rapid development and importance of the new visual ODR

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL REPORTS

Insolvency versus Admiralty: India
MAZYAR AHMAD

Book Reviews

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN LAW

CALL FOR PAPERS:

2 special issues: Access to maternity services and care during Covid-19  and  Children’s consent to treatment: Time for a new approach?

 Access to maternity services and care during Covid-19:

 The Covid-19 crisis has impacted healthcare in a myriad of ways, forcing us to rethink how issues such as resources, access to routine services, and measures to protect public health interact with the law.  In this call for papers, we are seeking articles that consider legal issues related to access to maternity services/care during the pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, adequate maternity care includes antenatal care (e.g. access to abortion, access to check-ups during the pregnancy); delivery care (e.g. access to emergency obstetric services); and postpartum care (e.g. access to services detecting and treating infection or postpartum depression). Considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternity services more broadly (e.g. separation of mothers and newborns in hospital, access to surrogacy services, access to fertility services), we encourage authors to view this topic broadly, in all its complexity.

 

 

Children’s consent to treatment: Time for a new approach? Puberty blockers, gender identity services, and children’s consent.

 In this call for papers, we are seeking articles that consider the recent High Court decision Bell & Anor v The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 3274 (Admin). In this decision, the High Court decided that children under 16 were unlikely to be sufficiently competent to provide consent towards the use of puberty blocking medication, however, it impacts our understanding of children’s consent to treatment in a wider context. As such, we welcome papers that consider the implications of the High Court’s decision, as well as papers that look more broadly at children’s consent to treatment.

The deadline for papers is 30th November  2021. 10,000 words maximum (excluding footnotes).

Please email submissions to cil@lawtext.co.uk 



 Access to maternity services and care during Covid-19:

 

The Covid-19 crisis has impacted healthcare in a myriad of ways, forcing us to rethink how issues such as resources, access to routine services, and measures to protect public health interact with the law.  In this call for papers, we are seeking articles that consider legal issues related to access to maternity services/care during the pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, adequate maternity care includes antenatal care (e.g. access to abortion, access to check-ups during the pregnancy); delivery care (e.g. access to emergency obstetric services); and postpartum care (e.g. access to services detecting and treating infection or postpartum depression). Considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternity services more broadly (e.g. separation of mothers and newborns in hospital, access to surrogacy services, access to fertility services), we encourage authors to view this topic broadly, in all its complexity.

 

 

Children’s consent to treatment: Time for a new approach? Puberty blockers, gender identity services, and children’s consent.

 

In this call for papers, we are seeking articles that consider the recent High Court decision Bell & Anor v The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 3274 (Admin). In this decision, the High Court decided that children under 16 were unlikely to be sufficiently competent to provide consent towards the use of puberty blocking medication, however, it impacts our understanding of children’s consent to treatment in a wider context. As such, we welcome papers that consider the implications of the High Court’s decision, as well as papers that look more broadly at children’s consent to treatment.

 

 

The deadline for papers is 30 November 2021. 10,000 words maximum (excluding footnotes).

Please email submissions to cil@lawtext.co.uk 


The Contaminated Blood Scandal

In the 1970s and 1980s, thousands of people with haemophilia were infected with Hepatitis C and the HIV virus after receiving contaminated blood products through the NHS. Patients were given products that had been imported from the United States, where paid donors included individuals from high-risk groups. A public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal commenced in April 2019, and is expected to hear evidence from affected patients, families, healthcare professionals and other experts.

The Editors of Contemporary Issues in Law invite submissions that explore the topic of the contaminated blood inquiry. These can draw on any related legal or ethical aspect (for example, criminal negligence, compensation, liability).

Papers should be 8,000-10,000 words (including footnotes)

Submission deadline: Ongoing

Submissions should be emailed to cil@lawtext.com