What is admiralty law concerned with, and which courts deal with it in the UK?

Admiralty law is the law relating to collisions, damage to cargo, salvage, maritime liens, and arrest of ships and cargo. It is made and administered by judges in courts that have admiralty jurisdiction. The principal English court having admiralty jurisdiction is the Admiralty Division of the Queen’s Bench, part of the High Court in London, usually called the Admiralty Court. Its judges are specialists, unlike judges in most other courts. In Scotland, the Court of Session and sheriff courts have admiralty jurisdiction.

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