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Howard Bennett

Hind Professor of Commercial Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Howard Bennett read English and French Law at King's College, London and the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). After reading for the Bar, he pursued postgraduate studies, again at King's College, before becoming a lecturer at the University of Nottingham in 1989. He was appointed to the Hind Chair of Commercial Law in 2001. He is an honorary member of chambers at 7 King's Bench Walk.

Expertise Summary

Howard Bennett's research and teaching interests lie in shipping and maritime law, insurance law (with a particular interest in marine insurance law), the law of international trade finance, general contract law, personal property law, and the law of agency. He is the author of The Law of Marine Insurance (2nd ed, 2006) and of Principles of the Law of Agency (2013), and a member of the authorial teams of Carver on Charterparties (2017) (also general editor), Vulnerable Transactions in Corporate Insolvency (2003) (also co-editor), Benjamin's Sale of Goods (9th ed, 2014) (chapters relating to international trade finance), and Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading (23rd ed, 2015). He has contributed essays to collections on marine insurance law, charterparties, and personal property law, and is the author of several articles in leading journals. He is a member of the editorial board of the Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly.

Teaching Summary

Howard Bennett teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules relating to contract, commercial and maritime law.

Research Summary

Research interests in international trade and shipping law (particularly marine insurance law), insurance and reinsurance law, general contract law, the law of agency and personal property law.

Selected Publications

  • BENNETT, H.N., 2006. Law of marine insurance 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2007. Fortuity in the law of marine insurance Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 3, 315-361
  • BENNETT, H. N., 1999. Mapping the doctrine of utmost good faith in insurance contract law Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. ISSUE 2, 165-222
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2008. Safe port clauses. In: THOMAS, D.R., ed., Legal issues relating to time charterparties Informa. 47-81

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising students who want to work on the following areas:

  • Insurance contract law (not regulation), including marine insurance
  • Commercial maritime law
  • General contract law
  • SIR BERNARD EDER, H BENNETT, S BERRY, D FOXTON, C SMITH, 2015. Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading 23rd edition. Sweet & Maxwell.
  • H BENNETT, 2014. 'Negotiable Instruments', 'Documentary Credits', 'Autonomous Guarantees'. In: M BRIDGE, ed., Benjamin's Sale of Goods Sweet & Maxwell. 1938-2246
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2013. Principles of the law of agency Hart.
  • SIR BERNARD EDER, H BENNETT, S BERRY, D FOXTON AND C SMITH, 2013. Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading, 22nd ed, 1st supplement Sweet & Maxwell.
  • H BENNETT, 2013. In: M BRIDGE, ed., Benjamin's Sale of Goods, 8th edition, second cumulative supplement Sweet & Maxwell. 181-235
  • BENNETT, H, 2012. In: M BRIDGE, ed., Benjamin's Sale of Goods, 8th edition, first supplement Sweet & Maxwell. 107-133
  • BENNETT, H, 2012. English Marine Insurance and General Average Law. In: F ROSE, ed., International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook 86-90
  • BENNETT, H, 2011. Extension clauses under claims-made insurance contracts Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 51-66
  • BENNETT, H, 2011. English Marine Insurance and General Average Law. In: ROSE, F, ed., International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook informa. 46-50
  • SIR BERNARD EDER, H BENNETT, S BERRY, D FOXTON and C SMITH, 2011. Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading 22nd ed. Sweet & Maxwell.
  • BENNETT, H, 2010. English Marine Insurance and General Average Law. In: F ROSE, ed., International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook informa. 54-59
  • BENNETT, H, 2010. Maritime and commercial law, various entries. In: D GREENBERG, ed., Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law Sweet & Maxwell.
  • BENNETT, H., 2010. Documentary credits (Chapter 23); Autonomous guarantees (Chapter 24). In: BRIDGE, M., ed., Benjamin's sale of goods 8th ed. Sweet & Maxwell. 1983-2144; 2145-2187
  • BENNETT, HN, 2009. "At All Times" Crewing Warranty Revisited Shipping & Transport International. 7(3), 12-13
  • BENNETT, HN, 2009. Negotiable Instruments in Overseas Sales & Documentary Credits and Finance by Mercantile Houses. In: MG BRIDGE, ed., Benjamin's Sale of Goods, 7th ed, Second Cumulative Supplement Sweet & Maxwell. 223-262
  • BENNETT, HN, 2009. English Marine Insurance and General Average Law International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook 2008. 52-55 (In Press.)
  • BENNETT, HN, 2009. The Doctrine of the Undisclosed Principal and Contracts of Insurance. In: DR THOMAS, ed., The Modern Law of Marine Insurance, Volume 3 Informa. 43-57
  • BENNETT, H., 2008. A Tale of Three Warranties Shipping and Transport International. 7(2), 4-7 (In Press.)
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2008. English Marine Insurance and General Average Law. In: ROSE, F.D., ed., International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook 2008 Informa. 60-61
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2008. Safe port clauses. In: THOMAS, D.R., ed., Legal issues relating to time charterparties Informa. 47-81
  • BENNETT, H., 2008. Electronic Letters of Credit: The eUCP E-Trade Review. 6, 231-240
  • BENNETT, H., 2008. Reflections on values: The Law Commissions' proposals with respect to breach of promissory warranty and pre-formation non-disclosure and misrepresentation in commercial insurance. In: SOYER, B., ed., Reforming marine and commercial insurance law Informa. 155-185
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2008. Documentary Credits and Finance by Mercantile Houses. In: BRIDGE M., ed., Benjamin's Sale of Goods, 7th edition, 1st Supplement Thomson. 109-138
  • BENNETT H.N., 2008. Bank collections, privity of contract, and third party losses Law Quarterly Review. 124, 532-539
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2007. Fortuity in the law of marine insurance Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 3, 315-361
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2007. English Marine Insurance and General Average Law. In: ROSE F.D., ed., International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook 2007 Informa. 78-82
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2006. Law of marine insurance 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2006. Agency in the principles of European contract law and the Unidroit principles of international commercial contracts Uniform Law Review. 11(4), 771-793
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2006. The Marine Insurance Act 1906: Reflections on a Centenary Singapore Academy of Law Journal. 18, 669-692
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2006. English Marine Insurance and General Average Law. In: ROSE F.D., ed., International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook 2006 Informa. 84-87
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2005. English Marine Insurance and General Average Law. In: ROSE, F.D., ed., International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook 2005 LLP. 93-96
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2005. Precedent and the Privy Council Law Quarterly Review. 23-29
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2005. Straight Bills of Lading Law Quarterly Review. 555-560
  • BENNETT, H., 2004. Review of Gutteridge and Megrah's Law of Bankers' Commercial Credits (8th edn) - Richard King Journal of International Maritime Law. VOL 10(ISSU 1), 107-108
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2004. English Marine Insurance and General Average Law. In: ROSE, F.D., ed., International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook 2004 LLP. 102-106
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2003. Chapter 6: Registration of company charges. In: ARMOUR, J. and BENNETT, H., eds., Vulnerable transactions in corporate insolvency Oxford: Hart Publishing. 217-280
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2003. Late Floating Charges. In: Vulnerable Transactions in Corporate Insolvency Hart Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. 183-215
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2003. Registration of company charges. In: ARMOUR, J. and BENNETT, H.N., eds., Vulnerable transactions in corporate insolvency Oxford: Hart Publishing. 217-280
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2003. English Marine Insurance and General Average Law. In: ROSE, F.D., ed., International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook 2003 LLP. 77-96
  • BENNETT, H. N., 2003. Exclusion of Rights and Remedies with respect to Misrepresentation and Non-disclosure Journal of Contract Law. VOL 19(NUMB 3), 205-228
  • GIRVIN, S. and BENNETT, H., 2002. English maritime law 2000 Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 76 at 109-115
  • GIRVIN, S. and BENNETT, H., 2002. English Maritime Law. In: ROSE, F.D., ed., International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook 2002 LLP. 81 at 103-110
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2002. Valued policies. In: THOMAS, D.R., ed., The modern law of marine insurance Part 2. London: LLP. 101-133
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2002. General Average and Insurance of a Bigham Excess Amount Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 6-9
  • BENNETT, H. N., 2002. Occurrence Notification Clauses: Innominate Severable Obligations Journal of Contract Law. VOL 18(NUMB 3), 224-235
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2001. Original sins under the UCP Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 88(1), 88-106
  • BENNETT, H.N., 2001. Unclear or Ambiguous Instructions in the World of Documentary Credits Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 23-26
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1999. Review of Rose, General Average: Law and Practice (London: Lloyd's of London Press)(1997) Restitution Law Review. 291
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1999. Stern Doctrine and Commercial Common Sense in the Law of Documentary Credits Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 507-518
  • BENNETT, H. N., 1999. Mapping the doctrine of utmost good faith in insurance contract law Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. ISSUE 2, 165-222
  • BENNETT, H. N., 1998. Bank-to-bank reimbursements under documentary credits: the Uniform Rules Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. ISSUE 1, 114-127
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1998. Attachment of Chattels to Land. In: PALMER, P and MCKENDRICK, E., eds., Interests in Goods 2nd. Lloyd's of London Press Ltd. 267-299
  • BENNETT, H., 1997. Review of Merkin, Annotated Marine Insurance Legislation Lloyd's List International. 8
  • BENNETT, H., 1997. Strict Compliance Under UCP 500 Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 7-12
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1996. Utmost Good Faith, Materiality and Inducement Law Quarterly Review. 112, 405-410
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1996. Law of Marine Insurance Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • BENNETT, H., 1996. Causation in the Law of Marine Insurance: Evolution and Codification of the Proximate Cause Doctrine. In: Modern Law of Marine Insurance Lloyd's of London, London, UK. 173-200
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1996. Selling Debts (Assignments) Company Law Monitor. 4, i - ii
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1996. The New Institute Time Clauses Hulls Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 305-309
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1995. Review of Hudson, The Institute Clauses (London: Lloyd's of London Press)(2nd ed., 1995); Ivamy, Chalmer's Marine Insurance Act (London: Butterworths)(10th ed., 1993); Miller, Marine War Risks (London: Lloyd's of London Press)(2nd ed., 1994); O'May, Marine Insurance: Law and Policy (London: Sweet and Maxwell)(1993) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 418-419
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1995. Utmost Good Faith in the House of Lords Law Quarterly Review. 111, 181-186
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1995. Review of Mitchell, The Law of Subrogation (Oxford: Clarendon Press)(1994) Restitution Law Review. 294-295
  • DAVIS, CJ and BENNETT, H. N., 1994. Fixtures, purchase money security interests and dispositions of interests in land Law Quarterly Review. VOL 110, 448-484
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1994. Performance Bonds and the Principle of Autonomy Journal of Business Law. 574-586
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1994. Disclosure Obligations in Insurance Contract Law Company Law Monitor. 2, 11
  • BENNETT, H. N., 1994. The role of the slip in marine insurance law Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. ISSUE 1, 94-118
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1993. Resurrecting a Company Civil Justice Quarterly. 12, 326-328
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1993. Time Gentlemen Please! Company Law Monitor. 1(8), i-ii
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1993. Review of Budd, Credit Enhancement in International Trade Transactions Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 582-583
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1993. Attachment of Chattels to Land. In: PALMER, N. and MCKENDRICK, E., eds., Interests in Goods Lloyd's of London Press Ltd. 236-297
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1993. The Duty to Disclose in Insurance Law Law Quarterly Review. 109, 513-518
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1993. Review of Jack, Documentary Credits (London: Butterworths)(1991)& Decker, More Case Studies on Documentary Credits (Paris: ICC)(1991) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 138-139
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1993. Review of Schmitthoff, Export Trade: The Law and Practice of International Trade (London: Stevens) (9th ed., 1990) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 279-281
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1993. Marine Insurance and War Risks
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1992. Documentary Credits: A Reasonable Time for What? Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 169-177
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1992. Unfair Contact Terms: A Tale of Reasonableness Corporate Legal Letter. 15, 1-2
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1991. Good Luck with Warranties Journal of Business Law. 592-598
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1991. Reinsurance Cover Not as Original Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 454-459
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1991. Documentary Credits, Fraud and String Contracts Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 43-44
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1991. The Formal Validity of Demands Under Performance Bonds Journal of International Banking Law. 207-211
  • BENNETT, H.N., 1990. F.O.B. Contracts: Substitution of Vessels Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 466-472

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