Noting Exceptions in Shipping Documents

Author: W. Gary Wharton


The Courts are currently dealing with a set of facts which has significance to all of those who create or rely upon notations and exceptions in shipping documents. The case which proceeded before the B.C. Supreme Court in 2001 and the B.C. Court of Appeal in 2003 and a companion case seeking indemnity, heard by the B.C. Supreme Court in 2005, involved the carriage of wood products from British Columbia to Europe.

About W. Gary Wharton

Prior to practicing law, Gary completed his Masters Degree in Marine Biology which included thesis research in the area of sub-tidal population dynamics. At the same time, he operated his own company doing contract research and was a commercial diver. For more than 25 years, Gary has been practicing maritime law as a litigator and solicitor. He has been counsel… view full profile »