As the law firm with the largest dedicated maritime practice in the world, we are proud to be long-standing supporters of London International Shipping Week, which in a short time has grown to be one of the world’s premier maritime events.
In three recent cases, the English courts have provided a series of warnings on the uses and abuses of expert evidence, from guidance on the avoidance of conflicts to the implications of a failure by experts to comply with their duties.
Drawing on the findings of our recent report “The Sustainability Imperative”, this article takes a look at some of the possible fuels to replace heavy fuel oil in the shipping industry. While some of these alternative fuels may eventually prove to be intermediate solutions, they remain an essential part of the industry’s journey to its carbon neutral future.
This article examines a recent UK Admiralty Court decision, in which we acted for the successful shipowner, on ship arrests for claims against bareboat charterers.
Going once! Going twice! Sold! – English court gives helpful guidance on ship auction sale procedure9 October 2020
This article examines an Admiralty Court decision determining whether to approve the sale of a 7th generation drillship that had been laid up for a protracted period.
In view of current extraordinary circumstances, we will be hosting our annual Owners’ Day in a series of three webinars. The format of a webinar will allow our clients across the globe to participate in this event.
The English Court of Appeal has recently revisited the thorny issue of Legal Advice Privilege, providing some much-needed clarification on when it will apply, particularly in the context of communications sent to multiple addressees.
The English High Court recently handed down a helpful judgment that confirms the longstanding market view on the use of bonds and guarantees issued following a declaration of General Average (GA).
In a significant decision published on 4 March 2020, the English Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the lower court that an inadequate passage plan that had caused a vessel’s grounding rendered the vessel unseaworthy.
Coronavirus outbreak on cruise liner in Japan: effects on cruise lines, insurers and employers5 February 2020
With the quarantine of a cruise liner in Japan, the implications of the coronavirus outbreak are now being felt by the travel and leisure sector. We examine the implications for cruise lines, travel insurers and employers.