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WILLIAM SOANES, LTD. v. F. E. WALKER, LTD.

Lloyd's Law Reports

WILLIAM SOANES, LTD. v. F. E. WALKER, LTD.

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 646

KING'S BENCH DIVISION.

Before Lord Goddard (Lord Chief Justice).

Lighterage - Short delivery - London Lighterage Clause-Defendant lightermen engaged by plaintiff wharfinger to bring cargo (cases of dried eggs) by barge from ship in London dock to plaintiffs' wharf -Evidence that barge arrived on Friday and that unloading commenced on the following Monday; and that when unloading was completed it was found that 40 cases were missing-No evidence as to when loss took place-"The goods are carried only at owners' and/or customers' risk, excepting loss arising from pilferage and theft of goods on board the barge whilst in course of transit. . . ."-Duty of protection of cargo after arrival at plaintiffs' wharf-Onus of proof of loss by pilferage or theft during voyage.

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