Thomas Miller celebrated the 40th Anniversary of its Australian businesses on 30th November, with a special reception on board HMAS Vampire Marcus John (Director, Thomas Miller Australasia) was extremely happy with the turnout of over two hundred guests at the event on the retired Navy destroyer, representing the great and good of the Australian maritime,... Read more »

TM Law’s  Alistair Sullivan beat a highly talented field to win the Young Achievement Award at the 22nd Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards. Alistair accepted the award from NSW Ports CEO, Marika Calfas, at the event held in Sydney on 16th November. In the last 12 months, Alistair has returned to Australia from the... Read more »

TM Law’s Alexis Cahalan looks at the opportunities, implications and potential hazards of Blockchain for transactions in the marine and transport sectors. The transport sector is known for the complexity of its contractual transactions. Sales contracts, charterparties, bills of lading, letters of credit, commercial invoices, import and export documentation are integral components of the international... Read more »

Simon Church of TM Law discusses a recent Aviation decision regarding rights and responsibilities in connection with the payment of airfreight. SCHENKER LTD v NEGOCIOS EUROPA LTD (2017); QBD (Merc) (Moulder J) In a Mercantile Court decision handed down this month, the English High Court has finally considered whether the age old common law rule... Read more »

TM Law’s Alexis Cahalan looks at the real and potential impact of cyber risks on the transport and logistics sectors, and offers some guidance to operators on how to protect themselves. Thomas Miller Law is a proud partner of the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) in Australia. This article appears in the latest edition of... Read more »

On 8 September 2017 the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) received a complaint that the bulk carrier DL Carnation had been underpaying its crew. Upon further investigation it was discovered that the vessel was keeping two sets of wage accounts and had been disguising the underpayment of crew in excess of US$17,000. The vessel was... Read more »

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 »