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BDM lawyers named in Best Lawyers again

Nick and Bob celebrate their eleventh and twelfth consecutive years as experts in shipping and insurance law respectively. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review so we must say thanks to all our peers out there. It is a great compliment to receive such endorsements and it [...]

June 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Watch your contractual time limits

In a recent judgment(1) the Commercial Court has reaffirmed the importance of contractually agreed time limits in Charter Parties. The appeal against an LMAA Tribunal award centred on the interpretation of the Hire and Payments clause, 12(e), of BIMCO’s new Supplytime 2017 Charter Party. Under the terms of that clause [...]

June 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Letters of Indemnity – Best Practice

There are a surprising number of pitfalls to avoid when asked to discharge cargo without receiving an original bill of lading. Many clients think that the panacea is the Letter of Indemnity (LOI). Indeed, many contracts require clients to accept an LOI in place of an original bill.  The LOI [...]

June 21st, 2019|0 Comments

BDM team grows again.

BDM would like to congratulate Clio on her qualification as a solicitor. Clio is our second home grown solicitor having joined us as a trainee in 2017. We look forward to continuing to work alongside her to grow the BDM business. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering [...]

May 28th, 2019|0 Comments

BDM at the Marine & Cargo Insurance Conference in Antwerp

Bob Deering and Emmy Ameloot were pleased to speak at the Marine & Cargo Insurance Conference in Antwerp.  It was also a great opportunity to catch up with clients and friends. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation at a reasonable price.  [...]

May 14th, 2019|0 Comments

The Importance of Passage Planning

In the recent case of the “CMA CGM LIBRA”(1) Mr Justice Teare ruled that the ship was unseaworthy as a result of a failure by the crew to exercise due diligence when preparing and updating the passage plan. On 17 May 2011 the vessel grounded on a shoal as she sailed [...]

April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Where to scrap?

Those who follow our blog may recall that we keep a close eye on the increasing problems faced by EU based shipowners when their ships are reaching the end of their working lives. See our previous reports here and here. From 1 January 2019 the amended Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 of [...]

April 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Beware the changing nature of disclosure!

Those of us who deal with cases in the Business and Property Courts – which cover many shipping and insurance disputes – have been on our toes since the introduction of the new disclosure pilot scheme on 1 January 2019.  Although the scheme does not presently apply to the Admiralty [...]

April 18th, 2019|0 Comments