Thomas Miller Law’s Shipping and Logistics team discuss the implications of a recent Court of Appeal decision in MSC MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING CO SA v GLENCORE INTERNATIONAL AG[1].  This concerned the impact of new technology on cargo handling procedures and the associated risks of susceptibility to cyber-crime. The Facts Pursuant to bills of lading issued by... Read more »

Kashima’s long wavelengths and severe northerly winds combined in the loss of OCEAN VICTORY (Photo copyright: MS3866 at http://forum.shipspotting.com)   The Supreme Court has given its long-awaited judgment in this US$170 million case concerning the total loss of a capesize bulk carrier in 2006. This note focusses on the circumstances in which weather and similar... Read more »

TMCM wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the Second Time TMCM is delighted to announce that we have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the International Trade category. This is the second time the company has received the Award, which recognises outstanding achievements by UK companies in growing international earnings and is widely recognised... Read more »

Thomas Miller Law’s Danella Wilmshurst has been recognised by legal peers and industry experts as a leader in the field of Shipping & Maritime Law. Danella, a Director of the firm, was recently named in Best Lawyers Australia for her work in this area. Best Lawyers’ methodology is based entirely on peer review and is... Read more »

TM Law is delighted to announce that its specialist maritime and logistics legal services will now be available to clients throughout Australia, New Zealand and the region. The unveiling of the firm’s Australian venture was hailed by TM Law CEO, Peter Jackson, as a turning point in marine legal services in the region. “Australia’s marine… Read more »

Thomas Miller Law’s Danella Wilmshurst, Principal Lawyer in the firm’s Sydney office, addressed  the ‘Container Transport Alliance Australia’  conference in Brisbane in August 2016. The seminar and discussions centred around the present commercial, operational and regulatory environment in Australia, and its effects on the Australian transport and logistics industry. Danella’ s speech was well received... Read more »

A recent case, where a vessel was at risk of detention by Border Force UK, has thrown up some
interesting questions concerning work permits, visas, immigration and manning rules, according to
UK-headquartered marine solicitors Thomas Miller.