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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.

Current Subscribers to Journal of International Maritime Law
Issue  6 volume 25 (2019) was published earlier this year. If you have not received your copy via postal services the issue is available as a pdf via our web page please email ltp@lawtext.com for password details.   
Publication of Issue 1 volume 26 (2020) is imminent and this issue will also be available as a pdf via our website.

Journal of International Maritime Law - Volume 25 Issue 6
Special Issue on Substantive and Procedural Issues Relating to Cargo Claims

Six articles examine various aspects of cargo claims, including a look by Michael Sturley at how vessel and cargo safety would be enhanced under the Rotterdam Rules, delivery of cargo without bill of lading (Edward Liu), the carrier’s fundamental duties to cargo (Stephen Girvin), cargo claimants title to sue under COGSA 1992 (Simon Baughen), liens on cargo and sub-freight (Johanna Hjalmarsson) and time limitations relating to cargo claims (Rhidian Thomas). 

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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