Carriers of goods usually undertake to carry on terms contained in standard conditions of carriage1. Such standard conditions invariably contain provisions limiting or excluding liability for loss of or damage to goods; and, in so far as they seek to exclude or restrict the carrier's liability for breach of any contractual or common law duty to take reasonable care or exercise reasonable skill, they are subject to the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 and the Consumer Rights Act 20152. Other provisions commonly included in standard conditions of carriage deal with the power to sub-contract3, undelivered and unclaimed goods, warehousing
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