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BDM expands again

We are pleased to welcome Nick Bradley to our team. He joins us as a solicitor, having trained at a shipping and commercial litigation boutique in London and worked for another specialist shipping firm as an associate. He has experience handling a wide variety of cases including numerous contractual disputes [...]

September 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Trump trade war causes headaches!

This tweet has caused problems for Turkish shippers one of whom was recently in the process of loading steel on a ship destined for the US. One wave of Trump's twitter wand caused that sale to fail. The shipper was left with cargo on a ship, no buyer and a [...]

August 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Back to back charters and the last minute claim!

What happens if you’re in a charter chain and you receive notice of a claim against you on the last day before the claim becomes time barred?   You need to pass the claim down the chain but what happens if your time bar down the line is the same day?  [...]

August 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Smuggling – check your cover!

A recent ruling of the Supreme Court, in the B Atlantic (1), has highlighted the importance for owners to check their insurance coverage when calling at places where smuggling is a high risk. In August 2007, Venezuelan customs authorities (presumably as a result of some sort of tip off) decided to inspect [...]

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

A caution to judgment debtors and their advisers

In one of our previous posts, we had commented on the possibility of suing advisers if it can be proved that they have facilitated the asset stripping with the intention of frustrating claims by creditors. There is now a new Supreme Court decision out which confirms that one can sue [...]

August 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Early Intervention

We have recently had our first experience with “early intervention” on a dispute where there was an issue as to whether and on what basis a contract was formed. This was only possible thanks to the efforts of our clients’ and our opponents’ insurers. The case settled without the need [...]

July 20th, 2018|0 Comments