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Where should an arrived ship tender Notice of Readiness?

It’s common practice for an owner (or a party in the position of owner) to tender Notice of Readiness (“NOR”) at the earliest possible opportunity. Not only does this avoid potential cancellation by the charterer, it also starts the clock running on the free time available to the charterer before [...]

2019-08-28T08:48:09+00:00August 28th, 2019|0 Comments

First Seminar in New Office.

It was a pleasure to welcome Juthathawat (Tor) Pengsri, Head of Legal & Claims from Thoresen Shipping, and all our friends from London P&I Club at our new office in the heart of the City. After a short seminar on the pitfalls of withdrawing ships from time charters hosted by David [...]

2019-08-22T09:06:55+00:00August 21st, 2019|0 Comments

The Pigeons Fight Back!

Those of you who regularly read our blog may have seen our earlier article “Indonesia sets the cat amongst the pigeons!” regarding the Indonesian government’s decision not to enforce the IMO 2020 sulphur cap regulations on Indonesian flagged vessels plying domestic routes. Yesterday, in a quick turnaround, the Indonesian Ministry [...]

2019-08-21T11:05:10+00:00August 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Is the future all about funding?

As litigation specialists we can’t ignore the rise of litigation funding. Litigation was once shrouded in mystery. It’s now the growth area for private equity. Where else can one invest US$1M in something that potentially generates US$10M over a 3-4 year period? Of course there are substantial risks involved in litigation. It [...]

2019-08-12T10:28:42+00:00August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Indonesia sets the cat amongst the pigeons!

In an interesting and possibly troubling development the Indonesian Ministry of Transport has announced that it will not enforce the IMO 2020 global limits on sulphur content in marine fuels on its domestic fleet until low sulphur fuel oil becomes more readily available in the domestic market. Although Indonesia cannot [...]

2019-08-06T11:55:10+00:00August 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Another Award for BDM.

David McInnes has been awarded Logistics Lawyer of the Year in Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2019. Thanks to all our clients and peers who recommended him for this award. Such endorsements help us to know that we are on the right track.  David commented: “I am very pleased to receive this award. It [...]

2019-08-05T09:50:29+00:00August 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Good news for bareboat charterers!

We previously reported a High Court decision on the M/V Arctic in which it was decided that demise charterers’ obligation under Clause 9(a) of an amended BARECON 89 Form to keep the vessel in class during the period of charter was a condition of the contract. That decision was seen as [...]

2019-08-01T14:18:24+00:00August 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Today marks one week in our new office!

Today marks the end of our first week in our new office in the heart of the maritime and insurance district opposite the Lloyd’s Building. Over the next few months we look forward to welcoming our clients and friends. It is thanks to them that we have been able to [...]

2019-07-26T09:22:04+00:00July 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Supreme Court regains shipping experience

Following the recent retirements of Lord Sumption and Lord Clarke, the Supreme Court will shortly benefit from the maritime and commercial experience of Lord Justice Hamblen who will join on 13 January 2020. This goes some way to address recent concerns that the Supreme Court is under-represented in terms of [...]

2019-07-25T10:40:30+00:00July 25th, 2019|0 Comments