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
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
Chambers & Partners, one of the more respected directories that ranks lawyers and law firms, has again ranked Christopher Giaschi as a Band 1 lawyer in Shipping. The Chambers rankings can be found here.
L'Expert, another notable lawyer ranking service, ranks Giaschi & Margolis as a "Leading Firm" in British Columbia for Shipping and Maritime Law and ranks Christopher Giaschi as "Most Frequently Recommended". The L'Expert rankings can be found here.
Updated: 2014-03-27 10:14:57