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If no deal is struck or a hard Brexit achieved, it can be anticipated that, at least initially, there will be a degree of disruption as the borders try to cope with the new (and likely increased) procedures.
In a global insurance environment facing change at an unprecedented rate, the London Market’s experience and expertise remains reassuringly consistent. As 2019 promises to continue down this evolutionary path, we offer our predictions on some of the London Market’s priority areas.
From 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will enforce a new 0.5% global sulphur cap on marine fuel – which is lower than the present limit of 3.5%.
Case review 12/12/2018
Volcafe provides the first authoritative analysis of the burden of proof under the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules. The decision by the Supreme Court overturned The Glendarroch , rejected dicta previously thought to be authoritative and places a legal burden on the carrier to disprove causative negligence.
Kennedys CMK is seeing an increased use of “imported goods agreements” (IGAs) in the US, under which the customers of logistics providers are able to secure in transit trade financing.
On 27 September 2018, the International Association of Classification Societies published nine of its 12 recommendations on cyber safety in a bid to highlight the cyber resilience requirements of ships throughout their operational lives. The remaining three recommendations will be released in Q4 of 2018.
Case review 31/10/2018
On 12 October 2018 the Commercial Court handed down judgment in the Mamancochet Mining case.
Ingrid Hobbs, a partner in our London office, has been confirmed by The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) as the Vice President of London FOIL. She will assume the role of President in October 2019.
In this edition of Notes from the Bar, we look briefly at a case where the P&I Club, its managers and solicitors appointed by the Club were sued in connection with representations made by the solicitors when handling the claim.
The Songa Winds is one of three recent cases concerning the proper interpretation and effect of letters of indemnity (LOIs) issued for the discharge of cargo without production of original bills of lading, following The Bremen Max  and The Zagora .