Crawford and Law v Allan Line Steamship Co Ltd: HL 19 Dec 1911

Where a through bill of lading has been signed, inter alios, on behalf of the last carriers, the shipowners, providing that each carrier is only to be liable for damage occurring on his portion of the route, and acknowledging that the goods have been received in good order at the beginning of the transit, and the last carriers have taken no exception to the condition of the goods when handed over to them, they are liable for any damage discovered unless they prove it occurred previously.


Lord Chancellor (Loreburn), Earl of Halsbury, Lord Atkinson, Lord Gorell, and Lord Shaw


[1911] UKHL 117, 49 SLR 117





Contract, Transport

Updated: 23 May 2022; Ref: scu.619221