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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

BDM celebrates 3 years!

It seems like 3 years has gone like a flash but we gathered recently to reflect on all that went into building BDM into what it is today - a leading shipping firm. Many thanks to the team that made it possible and to the clients that supported us. [...]

July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

BDM in Moscow

This was Nick’s twelfth time at the Ingosstrakh annual marine party. His first was in 2004! This year’s party was a wonderful cruise along the Moscow river. BDM have a long history with Ingosstrakh and with many leading Russian ship owners and trading companies. BDM is a specialist shipping [...]

July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

LOIs and delivery to an agent – things to watch out for!

It is well known that, in most cases, delivering cargo without delivery up of an original bill is risky for the carrier.   Yet in today’s trading environment it is something that charterers require.  The tanker trade in particular works on the basis that terminals don’t wait for bills of lading [...]

July 2nd, 2018|0 Comments