Can expenses incurred negotiating with pirates be part of general average?
David Handley, of Clyde & Co, reports on the latest in the Longchamp case
In The Longchamp  2 Lloyd’s Rep 375, the UK’s Court of Appeal recently ruled on an issue that had not previously been
before the English courts, on whether expenses incurred by a shipowner during a period of negotiation of a ransom following
a pirate seizure should be an allowable expense in general average.
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