The York-Antwerp Rules: The Principles and Practice of General Average Adjustment

4th Edition

N. Geoffrey Hudson, Michael Harvey

Informa Law from Routledge
Published September 7, 2017
Reference - 409 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138285798 - CAT# Y317090
Series: Lloyd's Shipping Law Library

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Written from the perspective of the Average Adjuster, and updated to include a detailed analysis of the new rules adopted in 2016, this book is an essential read for practitioners in maritime law and marine insurance.

The book contains: 

  • historical references regarding the establishment of General Average from Roman Law onwards;
  • details of the establishment of International rules to achieve uniformity in the adjustment of General Average and their development:
    • the Glasgow Resolutions of 1860; 
    • the York rules of 1864; and
    • the York-Antwerp Rules 1877, 1890, 1924, 1950, 1974, 1994, 2004 and 2016;

  • a detailed analysis of the York-Antwerp Rules 2016; 
  • CMI Guidelines relating to General Average;
  • general average security;
  • general average absorption clauses; and 
  • new to this edition: insurance of average disbursements.


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