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The “Lady M” – The good old fire exception under the HVR

Image source: Balticshipping   Introduction The Lady M suffered a fire which the parties agreed was deliberately caused by the chief engineer.  The reasons given were either his extreme emotional stress or some undiagnosed personality disorder.  The question was whether or not Owners were able to enforce a claim for general average (“GA”) against cargo […]

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Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited – loose lips…non oral modification clauses   »

Facts Rock Advertising (“Rock”) entered into a contract to occupy office space operated by MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd (“MWB”) for a fixed term of 12 months. The contract contained a no oral modification clause (“NOM”) which stated that “All variations to this Licence must be agreed, set out in writing and signed on behalf of […]

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Sora Jeon appointed new partner   »

We are delighted to announce that Sora Jeon has been appointed as a new partner of our firm. Sora has been a key part of the team at Tatham Macinnes for 6 years.  Previous to this she qualified as a US attorney and worked as an in-house lawyer for a large shipowner.  She is also […]

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Sora Jeon elected as the chairperson of Lloyd’s Marine and Energy Under 35s Insurance Group   »

We are delighted to announce that Sora Jeon has been elected as the new chairperson of Lloyd’s Marine and Energy Under 35s Insurance Group as from 1 January 2019. The Marine U35 Insurance Group is a non-profit organisation and is comprised of over 1,000 young members from all areas of the Marine and Energy insurance […]

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The Times Best Law Firms 2019: Tatham Macinnes named amongst best UK law firms

The Times Best Law Firms 2019: Tatham Macinnes named amongst best UK law firms The Times has named Tatham Macinnes in its best law firms list published on 30 October 2018. Tatham Macinnes is named as one of only 10 firms selected two practice in the maritime law sector. We think that it is quite […]

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The Stolt Kestrel [2015] EWCA Civ 1035 – Lessons learned!   »

Image source: ShipSpotting In terms of time-limits, there were salutary lessons for the unwary in the case of The Stolt Kestrel[1]. In that case a collision occurred between the Stolt Kestrel (which was berthed at the time in a UK port) and the Niyazi S. As will be appreciated, responsibility and liability for the collision […]

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The “B Atlantic” Supreme Court Decision – Attempted smuggling is not a “malicious act”

On 22 May 2018, the Supreme Court published its judgment in the case of the “B Atlantic”.[1] The decision will be of particular interest to owners and operators whose vessels trade to areas where the risk of judicial detention is higher than normal. It highlights the risk that traditional war risks insurance may not respond […]

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Trading to Yemen – Where are we?   »

Recent news in respect of the commercial maritime picture in and around Yemen culminating in the extraordinary reports of a missile attack on the Turkish flagged Ince Inebolu, has been difficult to unravel. Both sides of the proxy war are making claims and counter-claims to suit their respective narratives. An already complex environment is seemingly fraught with […]

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Caution is needed when agreeing provisions that amend the knock-for-knock position   »

There is one good reason why there are many more solicitors dealing with marine claims than in the offshore and energy sectors. In traditional shipping, the parties are frequently in dog-fights over damage to cargo, demurrage, unpaid or disputed hire, general average and, of course, the occasional unexpected bump, towage or salvage. Conversely, offshore and […]

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