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Join the BDM Team
June 22, 2020

Join the BDM Team

Due to strong client demand we are looking for talented and ambitious lawyers at all levels from 2PQE+ to join our busy team. We act for leading ship owners, operators, charterers, insurers, commercial and trading companies. We offer challenging and interesting work,... Read more >
What happens when the LOI chain breaks down?
June 4, 2020

What happens when the LOI chain breaks down?

Letters of Indemnity (LOI’s) are commonplace in shipping. Many charters contain a contractual requirement on the ship owner/carrier to discharge the cargo without presentation of an original bill of lading. This exposes the ship owner to risk, namely a risk that they... Read more >
Settling claims – do’s and don’ts
February 15, 2019

Settling claims – do’s and don’ts

A recent case (1) reminds us of arguments that can arise when parties agree to settle a dispute via an exchange of emails. It also tells us that English Tribunals and Courts adopt a fairly robust approach when it comes to technical ways to avoid payment of an agreed... Read more >
Back to back charters and the last minute claim!
August 21, 2018

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?   Effectively,... Read more >
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