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9 Procedure in Collision Cases

Sarah C. Derrington, James M. Turner

From: The Law and Practice of Admiralty Matters (2nd Edition)

Sarah Derrington, James M Turner QC

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 June 2023

9.01 Traditionally, collision claims have been treated differently from other claims arising in the Admiralty jurisdiction. This tradition is continued by the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) which make special provision for collision claims in part 61.4. A collision claim may be commenced either in rem or in personam.1 If it is commenced in personam, the procedure applicable to claims proceeding in the Commercial List applies, subject to the particular provisions contained in rule 61.4 of the CPR. 9.02 A ‘collision claim’ is defined as a claim within s 20(3)(b) of the...
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