The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law's model law on Cross-Border Insolvency (Model Law) aims to maximise the assets available to creditors of an insolvent company where those assets, and creditors, span across the globe. It is the goal of protecting creditors' rights across jurisdictions that has naturally led the Model Law to collide... Read more »

TM Law’s Hamish Cotton looks at an Australian decision with global significance, dealing with the interpretation of the Montreal Convention in claims for damage to cargo during air transport The New South Wales Court of Appeal has recently handed down its decision in Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Limited v Principle International Pty Limited[1] in which... Read more »

Thomas Miller Law is delighted to announce the launch of its Swiss office, based in Geneva. The expansion into Switzerland is a natural progression for TM Law, building on its core shipping, international trade and commercial team in the UK. We welcome on board two lawyers who bring with them a wealth of varied experience,... Read more »

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   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.