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A shipwreck, lost treasure and lessons for lawyers …

Publish date: 13 May 2024
Issue Number: 1076
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Maritime

Sometimes complex litigation can mask a powerful human tragedy. The case of Argentum Exploration against SA is just such a tale. Behind arcane argument in the UK courts about whether SA was obliged to pay salvage costs to Argentum for raising lost treasure from sea-bed depths of almost 3km, there lies a forgotten story involving hundreds of lives lost with a tale as dramatic and heart-breaking as the sinking of the Titanic. In her A Matter of Justice column on the Legalbrief site, Carmel Rickard unpacks the story behind the court case.


A Matter of Justice

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