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Freezing injunctions – what is needed to show risk of dissipation?

A recent decision from the Court of Appeal (1) reminds us of the nature of the evidence required for the English Court to wield their most powerful weapon, namely to freeze the assets available to a potential defendant until such time as the litigation against them has been resolved. The granting of a freezing order [...]

December 18th, 2019|

BDM expands again

We are all very pleased to welcome Elli to the team. Elli was previously at West of England and joins us as a trainee solicitor. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation at a reasonable price.  Please follow us on social media by clicking below. [...]

December 18th, 2019|

Merry Christmas from the BDM team

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December 17th, 2019|

BDM in Japan

Nick and Emmy are just back from Tokyo where they were visiting clients and, amongst other things, attending the annual Univership party. This event is well attended by ship owners from all over Japan. We enjoyed a boat trip with sushi, tempura, beer, sake and karaoke. Many thanks to all our friends in Japan for their support [...]

December 13th, 2019|

Should a General Average Guarantee bind the party issuing it irrespective of fault for the event giving rise to it?

That was the question in a recent Commercial Court case (1). Is the defence of actionable fault under Rule D of the York-Antwerp Rules available to an insurer under a general average guarantee in the AAA/ILU standard form?  Rule D is designed to keep the issue of fault outside the average adjustment to ensure that [...]

December 10th, 2019|