9 Procedure in Collision Cases
Sarah C. Derrington, James M. Turner
Sarah Derrington, James M Turner QC
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...