Enforcement of Maritime Claims
Arrest and Alternative Security
THE THREE FUNCTIONS OF ARREST
Arrest is a powerful weapon. Its availability in English law is consequent only on the property being arrestable, the claim enforceable by an action in rem
and the issue of the claim form in rem
. It does not depend on showing an arguable claim or that any judgment may not be met. There is no cross undertaking in damages and its effect on third parties is irrelevant.