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.
Tug and Tow Commentary
We have added a new commentary relating to the law of towage.
Updated: 2015-04-26 11:09:13
Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention In Force
The Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention entered into force on 14 April 2015. Canada is not a party to the convention but Transport Canada has recommended Canada adopt it. The parties to the convention as of 14 April 2015 are Antigua and Barbuda, Bulgaria, Congo, Cook Islands, Denmark, Germany, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Liberia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Morocco, Nigeria, Palau, and the United Kingdom.
Updated: 2015-04-24 12:03:09
Chambers and Lexpert Rankings
We are pleased to announce that once again Christopher Giaschi is ranked by Chambers & Partners as a "Band 1" lawyer in Shipping Law for Canada. Band 1 is the highest ranking. Chris is also ranked as "Most Frequently Recommended" for Shipping and Maritime Law in British Columbia in the Lexpert Rankings and Giaschi & Margolis, as a firm, is ranked as "Frequently Recommended".
Updated: 2015-04-17 16:19:20
We have now summarized all cases decided in 2014. We have also added links and keywords for cases decided in 2015 and reported thus far.
Updated: 2015-04-16 17:36:33
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