Letters of Indemnity: A Guide to Good Practice (Second Edition)

Published Date

August 2019

Letters of Indemnity: A Guide to Good Practice (Second Edition)

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This unique illustrated guide explains how to avoid disputes and problems arising from the use of letters of indemnity. The law expects that the documentary aspects of international sale transactions will comply with long-established principles and standards.

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However, those engaged in international trade may find those principles and standards difficult to achieve in every transaction, and look to letters of indemnity instead. Rightly or wrongly, letters of indemnity are in widespread use in international trade and shipping in conjunction with, and sometimes in substitution for, bills of lading.


This guide – which starts with a health warning – provides commentary on the common types of letter of indemnity, the reasons they are used, the pitfalls and risks, and some of the legal and insurance issues which arise out of their use. It is designed to be used in conjunction with Bills of Lading – A Guide to Good Practice, also by Stephen Mills.


The guide works on various levels, with a practical guidance section supplemented by a detailed analysis section and footnotes to show the legal foundation of the advice given. This second edition has been fully reviewed and updated.

Title: Letters of Indemnity: A Guide to Good Practice (Second Edition)
Product Code: WS1711K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-0-9574936-1-2 (9780957493612), ISBN 10: 0-9574936-1-4 (0957493614)
Published Date: August 2019
Weight: 0.60 kg
Author: The North of England P&I Association Ltd

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