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SAFE PORTS, JOINT INSURANCE & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY - THE “OCEAN VICTORY” IN THE UK SUPREME COURT 2017

October 23 2017

The UK Supreme Court, on 10 May, handed down a landmark ruling in relation to the substantial disputes arising from the grounding and eventual total loss of the cape-size vessel, the M/V “OCEAN VICTORY”, at Kashima, Japan in October 2006.

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Vaughan Wise-Dolpire joins MFB

September 14 2017

MFB is pleased to announce the arrival of Vaughan Wise-Dolpire.

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Benjamin Middleton joins MFB

September 4 2017

MFB is pleased to announce the arrival of Benjamin Middleton.

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Francesca Cappa becomes a Newly Qualified Solicitor

July 17 2017

MBF is pleased to congratulate Francesca Cappa on successfully completing her training contract with the firm and her appointment as a Newly Qualified Solicitor at MFB.

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Eduardo Prim became a partner on 1st June

June 1 2017

MFB is pleased to announce the promotion to partnership of Eduardo Prim with effect from 1st June 2017.

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UK SUPREME COURT DISMISSES OCEAN VICTORY APPEALS

May 10 2017

The UK Supreme Court, on 10 May, handed down a landmark ruling in relation to the substantial disputes arising from the grounding and eventual total loss of the cape-size vessel, the M/V “OCEAN VICTORY”, at Kashima, Japan in October 2006.

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Amanda de Vaux joins MFB

April 20 2017

MFB is pleased to announce the arrival of Amanda de Vaux.

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“ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE” revisited

February 13 2017

“ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE” revisited

Kairos Shipping Limited and others v Enja & Co LLC and others (the “ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE”) [2016 EWHC 2412 (Admlty)

Kairos Shipping Limited and others v Enja & Co LLC and others (the “ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE”) [2014 EWCA Civ 217

Engine room fire – Constitution of limitation fund by the provision of a P&I letter of undertaking – Breaking of limitation under the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 (as amended).

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Francis Hicks joins MFB

February 13 2017

MFB is pleased to announce the arrival of Francis Hicks.

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Inter-Club Agreement (ICA) 1996 – Clause (8)(d) apportionment considered. “Acts” need not be fault based acts to apply a different apportionment regime.

February 2 2017

Inter-Club Agreement (ICA) 1996 – Clause (8)(d) apportionment considered.

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THE WEHR TRAVE – The meaning and nature of a ‘time charter trip’

August 1 2016

THE WEHR TRAVE – The English High Court provides guidance as to the meaning and nature of a ‘time charter trip’

Joanna Bruce




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Jonathan Steer became a partner on 1st June

June 1 2016

MFB is pleased to announce the promotion to partnership of Jonathan Steer with effect from 1st June 2016.

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Simon Johnson and Asad Naqvi became partners on 1st June

June 2 2014

MFB is pleased to announce the promotion to partnership of Simon Johnson and Asad Naqvi with effect from 1st June 2014.

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Stephen Mann joins MFB

March 17 2014

MFB is pleased to announce the arrival of Stephen Mann.

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MFB are saddened to hear of the death of our esteemed professional colleague

December 23 2013

MFB are saddened to hear of the death of our esteemed professional colleague in Mumbai, Subramaniam Venkiteswaran (Venky).

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Enforcement of Awards in Australia

October 11 2013

Enforcement of awards in Australia - foreign voyage charterparty arbitration clauses now enforceable.

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Founders Day – MFB celebrates its 25th Anniversary

October 8 2013

MFB was pleased to host recently a large client reception in the striking setting of Fishmongers’ Hall, one of London’s finest livery halls.

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MFB celebrated its 25th Anniversary in June 2013

June 4 2013

MFB partners extend their thanks to all their clients and members of the industry for their invaluable support during the last 25 years.

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EU Sanctions on Iran

November 29 2012

European Union imposes new sanctions on Iran.

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The Western Moscow

November 29 2012

The Western Moscow clarifies the position in relation to sub-hire in a charter chain.

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Owners may refuse early redelivery

November 8 2012

A confirmation that Owners may reasonably refuse early redelivery.

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The Kos

October 19 2012

The Supreme Court judgment in ENE 1 Kos Ltd v Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ("The  Kos") on payment for post-contract services and bunkers during 3 days when the vessel was withdrawn from hire but had to remain at the port to discharge its cargo.

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Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S v Beach Building & Civil Group Pty Ltd

October 19 2012

Enforcement of Awards in Australia.

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Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

July 10 2012

Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

Tower Bridge - the raising of the bascules.

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Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

July 10 2012

Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

The Fire Rescue Service making a dramatic splash.

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MFB launches its Maritime Small Business Unit

July 2 2012

Start-ups and small businesses to benefit as MFB launches its new Maritime Small Business Unit

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Civil Procedure Rules Update: Permission to substitute an expert under CPR r.35

June 19 2012

The end of "expert shopping" - stricter rules for substituting experts enforced.

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Recent amendments to 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

June 12 2012

Limits of liability for shipping raised with adoption of amendments to 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims.

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Validity of notices purporting to commence arbitration

May 9 2012

Commencement of Arbitration: Form of notice and reiteration of the “broad and flexible” approach following the “Biz” and the “Voc Gallant”

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GUARDCON - standard contract for employment of security guards published by BIMCO

April 24 2012

BIMCO has announced the publication of GUARDCON – a standard contract for the employment of security guards on vessels.

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Peter Harris joins MFB

April 23 2012

MFB is pleased to announce the arrival of Peter Harris, who joins Partner Mike Mitchell and Helene Hunter-Davies in our Admiralty/Casualty team.

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EU – Enforcement of Judgments v. Arbitration Proceedings

April 23 2012

The Court of Appeal in West Tankers Inc v (1) Allianz Spa and (2) Generali Assicurazione Generalia Spa (the "Front Comor") highlights the use of arbitral proceedings in EU Member States as potential "shields" to enforcement of judgments from other Member States.

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Part 36: Acceptance of a Part 36 Offer after the claim has been struck out

April 23 2012

Part 36: Acceptance of a Part 36 Offer after the claim has been struck out



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Charterers represented by MFB are successful in performance warranty dispute in the High Court

April 23 2012

When is a Time Charterparty performance warranty limited by a "Good Weather" requirement?

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Olympic rings

April 2 2012

Olympic rings

Photo of the Olympic rings travelling by barge on the river Thames.

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