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What happens when judges get it wrong?

It is disturbing to learn that judges sometimes miss key evidence. Having said that, it is good to know that the English legal system has appropriate checks and balances in place through the appeal system. In one recent case (1), the Court of Appeal reviewed a decision reached at first [...]

2019-09-24T13:25:46+00:00September 24th, 2019|0 Comments

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