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BDM at the Marine & Cargo Insurance Conference in Antwerp

Bob Deering and Emmy Ameloot were pleased to speak at the Marine & Cargo Insurance Conference in Antwerp.  It was also a great opportunity to catch up with clients and friends. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation at a reasonable price.  [...]

May 14th, 2019|0 Comments

The Importance of Passage Planning

In the recent case of the “CMA CGM LIBRA”(1) Mr Justice Teare ruled that the ship was unseaworthy as a result of a failure by the crew to exercise due diligence when preparing and updating the passage plan. On 17 May 2011 the vessel grounded on a shoal as she sailed [...]

April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Where to scrap?

Those who follow our blog may recall that we keep a close eye on the increasing problems faced by EU based shipowners when their ships are reaching the end of their working lives. See our previous reports here and here. From 1 January 2019 the amended Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 of [...]

April 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Beware the changing nature of disclosure!

Those of us who deal with cases in the Business and Property Courts – which cover many shipping and insurance disputes – have been on our toes since the introduction of the new disclosure pilot scheme on 1 January 2019.  Although the scheme does not presently apply to the Admiralty [...]

April 18th, 2019|0 Comments

BDM Nominated for Boutique Law Firm of the Year.

It was an honour to be nominated by Legal Business for Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2019. Sadly we could not make the prestigious dinner and Awards ceremony but our congratulations go to the winners Northridge Law. Boutiques are increasingly the preferred option for discerning clients and we are [...]

April 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Trading with Syria? Take legal advice.

Although we get more enquiries from clients involved with Iranian shipments, we have recently dealt with a number of cases where ship owners under charter have received orders to trade to Syrian ports. We would urge those clients to obtain prompt legal advice on whether such orders are legitimate. If [...]

March 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Liquefaction – don’t assume coal is not a risk!

Cargo liquefaction can have serious and deadly consequences.  One needs to look no further than the tragic and sudden capsize of the Bulk Jupiter in January 2015.  The vessel had loaded bauxite ore in Malaysia for ports in China and all but one of the crew members perished when the [...]

March 8th, 2019|0 Comments