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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.

Journal of International Maritime Law - Volume 25 Issue 2 

The onus on proof in cargo claims: contract or bailment ? click here to read Part 1 click here to read Part 2
Stuart Hetherington, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley 

Volcafe Ltd and Others v Cia Sud Americana de Vapores SA (trading as CSAV) - Volcafe Ltd and Others v Cia Sud Americana de Vapores SA (trading as CSAV)
[2018] UKSC 61, [2019] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 21, [2018] 3 WLR 2087.


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: 3rd February 2020

Submissions should be emailed to cil@lawtext.com