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BDM again ranked in The Legal 500

It is a pleasure to announce that our firm has once again been entered as a leading firm in the Legal 500 rankings for shipping law. Those interested can click here for the write up. Bob Deering, Nick Burgess and the team as a whole receive accolades whilst Gabrielle de Blaquiere, Emmy Ameloot and Angus Edgell are [...]

October 2nd, 2019|

BDM attend the 2019 Shipping Golf Tournament at the Villa Carolina.

David and Gabrielle were pleased to attend the 2019 Shipping Golf Tournament on 7th September at the Villa Carolina, 40 miles north of Genoa. This tournament, which was first held in 1994, is a one day golf and social event bringing together people from marine insurance companies, P&I clubs, insurance brokers, legal firms and shipowners. [...]

September 30th, 2019|

What happens when judges get it wrong?

It is disturbing to learn that judges sometimes miss key evidence. Having said that, it is good to know that the English legal system has appropriate checks and balances in place through the appeal system. In one recent case (1), the Court of Appeal reviewed a decision reached at first instance and ordered a re-trial [...]

September 24th, 2019|

Industry experts get together to give valuable guidance on use of low sulphur fuel.

Followers of our Blog will be aware of the concerns facing ship owners, operators, charterers and suppliers as a result of the rapidly approaching 1 January 2020 MARPOL deadline. In anticipation of this change, industry experts from the International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, the International Group of P&I Clubs, INTERTANKO and others have collaborated to [...]

August 30th, 2019|

Where should an arrived ship tender Notice of Readiness?

It’s common practice for an owner (or a party in the position of owner) to tender Notice of Readiness (“NOR”) at the earliest possible opportunity. Not only does this avoid potential cancellation by the charterer, it also starts the clock running on the free time available to the charterer before they have to start paying [...]

August 28th, 2019|

First Seminar in New Office.

It was a pleasure to welcome Juthathawat (Tor) Pengsri, Head of Legal & Claims from Thoresen Shipping, and all our friends from London P&I Club at our new office in the heart of the City. After a short seminar on the pitfalls of withdrawing ships from time charters hosted by David McInnes we adjourned for a [...]

August 21st, 2019|