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Tendering NOR – does “wireless” include email?
November 21, 2022

Tendering NOR – does “wireless” include email?

In a recent arbitration under the LMAA Small Claims Procedure (1) the Tribunal had to determine the validity of a Notice of Readiness (“NOR”) which had been tendered by email. The NOR is one of the most important documents for ship owners because it acts as a trigger... Read more >
Supreme Court gives permission to appeal in “The Polar”
October 31, 2022

Supreme Court gives permission to appeal in “The Polar”

We previously reported on the High Court and Court of Appeal’s decisions in one of the last Somali ransom cases still in the Court system. The Court of Appeal held that a war risks provision in a charterparty did not constitute an agreement that the owners would not... Read more >
Follow up on “subjects”

Follow up on “subjects”

In October 2020, we commented on a decision of Foxton J in the Commercial Court (1) on the subject of … subjects! In that case a “subject” was held to be a condition precedent to the formation of a contract rather than a performance condition in the contract (i.e.... Read more >
Who’s Who Legal 2023: BDM partners selected for recognition
October 21, 2022

Who’s Who Legal 2023: BDM partners selected for recognition

Once again we are pleased to report that our founding partners Nick Burgess, Bob Deering and David McInnes are all recognised as leading shipping lawyers in the Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2023 guide. The guide is based on independent research with Who’s Who Legal’s... Read more >
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