John Weale publishes Off-Hire: A Study
Exeter alumnus John Weale (1962, Literae Humaniores) has published Off-Hire: A Study. The book is believed to be the first detailed treatment of its subject, and has been well received by the practitioners in the shipping industry.
As Senior Vice-President of Risk Management at Fednav Limited, Montreal, John Weale amassed a wealth of experience and expertise in handling both practical and legal shipping issues. He has a reputation as a highly informative writer on charterparty law. In his latest book Mr Weale provides an excellent guide to the off-hire clause that will appeal to many people working for shipowners or charterers as well as other areas of the shipping industry. The book describes and discusses all of the leading English law cases on the topic.
The book is introduced by Sir Bernard Rix, a former UK Lord Justice of Appeal. He writes: “It is a strength of this book that it takes a comprehensive, disciplined and enquiring look at both the older, leading, cases in this field and at the modern trend of authority. At every stage of the journey, the reader is given the facts, the arguments, the decision, and the principles, but always subject to the most searching eye for failures in consistency or realism.”