Welcome to AdmiraltyLaw.com. This site is about Canadian maritime law, shipping law, marine law, fisheries law, the law of marine insurance and the law of the sea, ships and shipping. There are over 1,000 cases in our database which we have summarized and categorized. In addition, we have commentaries and papers on various topics of maritime and fisheries law and links to relevant statutes and regulations.
Readers are urged to consult CanLii for updates to the cases digested on this site.
We have added or updated most of the commentaries. The commentaries are intended as an overview or introduction to a particular area of maritime law. They provide context to the cases we have summarized.The commentaries can be viewed independently on the "Commentaries" page but are also included on main page for the particular topic to which they relate.
Updated: 2015-03-24 10:08:59
Website Completely Revamped
What started out as a project to create a mobile version of AdmiraltyLaw.com turned into a project to completely renew the website. We have had some problems and apologize if you experienced difficulties during the transition. We are now finished. The new website is designed to be responsive to the type of device you are using. The layout for small devices and screens is different than for larger devices and screens. We hope you like it. As always, we appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Updated: 2015-03-12 12:13:37
AdmiraltyLaw.com - Mobile
We now have a mobile version of AdmiraltyLaw.com which is optimized for phones and smaller tablets.
Updated: 2015-03-10 10:34:30
Summaries have been updated to end of August 2014 and I have added a paper compilation of summaries of cases between August 2013 and September 2014. The paper was presented at the Vancouver open meeting of the CMLA on 17 September 2014. That paper can be found in the papers section of the website.
Updated: 2015-03-08 13:13:08
Developments in Canadian Maritime Law 01/2013 - 04/2014
We have completed summaries of cases decided in 2013 and the first few months of 2014. To view or download the paper containing all of the summaries go to the Papers section of the site or click here. (Note: This paper has been revised to include two cases that were omitted from an earlier version. The added cases are 2014 FC132 and 2014 FC 136 both involving Westshore Terminals Limited as plaintiff and Leo Ocean S.A. as defendant. I really do not have an excuse for omitting these cases from the first draft of the paper as I was one of the counsel in both matters.)
Updated: 2014-05-30 15:19:45