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Partner Alex Macinnes included in Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2020

We are delighted to announce that partner Alex Macinnes was included in the Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2020 as one of the world’s leading practitioners in this area. Alex comments: “What a fantastic endorsement to receive, and I am very grateful to all those who have supported us over the years and continue to support […]

Salvage and wreck 2019
Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference   »

Alex Macinnes, and Sora Jeon, partners of Tatham Macinnes LLP, participated in the “mega” panel discussion on “Focus Debate: Preparing for and Managing Mega Ship Casualties” and the discussion on “The Renos case: Practical Implications of the Judgment for Stakeholders” at the 22nd Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference on the 4 to 5 of December […]

Tatham Macinnes YWAM PNG
Tatham Macinnes’ Capt Matt Forbes spends a month in command of medical aid vessel in Papua New Guinea   »

Tatham Macinnes are proud to sponsor one of their Master Mariner and Solicitor, Capt Matt Forbes, who has returned from acting as Master of the medical aid vessel YWAM PNG. Working in partnership with the local government, the converted former passenger vessel provides medical assistance to remote areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG), with onboard medical […]

Shipping Collision
Collisions – Pitfalls, Banana Skins and Tips under English Law   »

Rule No 1: Never accept security without a Jurisdiction Agreement! Unless you have a very good reason, never accept security without a separate jurisdiction agreement in relation to the underlying collision. Failure to do this can result in the ultimate check-mate where a party will potentially be in a position of having security for their […]


IMO 2020: Are We Ready?

We are less than six months away from possibly the biggest regulatory change the shipping industry has seen since the phasing out of single-hull tankers. From 1 January 2020, ships will have to use fuel oil with a sulphur content of no more than 0.50% m/m under regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the MARPOL […]

The Renos
The “RENOS” – The Supreme Court settles the law on allowable CTL costs – no more “dry lemons”…   »

On 12 June 2019, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment holding that: a) Pre-Notice of Abandonment (NOA) costs do count towards the CTL calculation – dealing with an issue which had not been addressed by English courts for over fifty years; and b) SCOPIC costs do not constitute “costs of repairing the damage” for […]


New talent incoming at Tatham Macinnes

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Capt. Matthew Forbes to the team at Tatham Macinnes. Matt, is a Master Mariner and qualified solicitor. Matt has previously worked at both Ince & Co and Brookes Bell, investigating a wide range of casualties encompassing incidents including collisions, salvage, groundings, fires, pollution, and cargo damage. Matt has seagoing experience […]

Lady M
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 […]

No Oral Modification
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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