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Arresting for security for a maritime claim in England? Court confirms there’s no need to post counter-security

The Court, in Natwest Markets plc v. Stallion Eight Shipping & Co S.A. [2018] EWHC 2033 (The “Alkyon”), recently re-considered the longstanding principle under English law that those with a maritime claim need not post counter-security for an arrest. The facts of the case are not of any particular interest. [...]

November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Another Ambiguous Arbitration Clause

A v B – QBD (Comm Ct) (Phillips J) [2018] EWHC 1370 (Comm) – 13 April 2018 The Commercial Court recently had cause to consider a Russian language Arbitration Clause in an Asbatankvoy charterparty which it was alleged provided for LCIA as opposed to ad hoc arbitration. It was also [...]

November 7th, 2018|0 Comments

BDM ranked in The Legal 500

We are delighted to announce that our firm gets a mention once again in this year’s Legal 500. Those interested can click here for the write up. Bob Deering, Nick Burgess and David McInnes all receive accolades and Gabrielle de Blaquiere and Emmy Ameloot are mentioned as key contacts. BDM [...]

October 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Preparing for an LOF appeal in the wake of the Flag Mette?

The recent decision from Teare J in The Flag Mette (Navigator Spirit SA –v- Five Oceans Salvage SA (The “FLAG METTE”) [2018] EWHC 1108 (Comm)) has caused those of us in the Admiralty world to think carefully about how we deal with future salvage appeals. The appeal arbitrator Mr Jeremy Russell QC [...]

October 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Legal privilege – what is it and why is it important?

As shipping lawyers, we often end up dealing with casualties or circumstances where something has gone wrong. That inevitably leads to the need for an investigation. It is vital to ensure that any such investigation and/or investigations are carefully managed to protect the clients’ interests.  In one recent case, we [...]

October 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Crossing and Narrow Channel? Which rule applies?

It’s not often that collision cases make it to the Court of Appeal. However, large sums were at stake for the Owners of the EVER SMART as they were deemed predominantly to blame for the collision that took place in the early hours of 11 February 2015 as their vessel [...]

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

The New Nordic Marine Plan now in force

It is important for all Admiralty Practitioners to be familiar with the Nordic Plan.  Although it is of course governed by Norwegian law we sometimes see insurance written on the Plan but with English law and arbitration. However, regardless of the law and arbitration provisions, it is important in any [...]

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

New safety regulations come in at Chittagong

The anchorage at Chittagong has been the subject of much comment over the years.  Some argue that it goes so far as to be an unsafe anchorage.  We have certainly seen this in various proceedings which stem from incidents at the port.  It is perhaps welcome therefore that the authorities [...]

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments