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News / CONVERSIONCON: An industry first

14-06-2022 / Maritime

BIMCO has recently published CONVERSIONCON, a new standard form contract for conversion projects. The authors of this article were honoured to be part of the drafting team tasked with developing and producing the first industry standard form contract for conversion projects.

News / Adoption and surrogacy – What HR needs to know

14-06-2022 / Family & Matrimonial, Surrogacy

Adoption and surrogacy rates in the UK are on the rise – in the year ending March 2020, there were 3,440 adoptions and 413 parental orders following a surrogacy arrangement.

Employers and HR, usually equipped with the knowledge and experience to deal with issues around biological maternity and paternity leave and pay, are now increasingly required to know the statutory rights of adoptive parents, surrogate women and intended parents.

This includes their respective entitlement to take leave from work, their pay arrangements, and providing wider support through this life-changing time in their lives.

News / Protecting you and your business from inheritance disputes - dying without a Will

13-06-2022 / Dispute Resolution

Janice Powell, Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution at Ince (Cardiff), says it is important to have a Will in place in order to protect and control the ownership of your personal and business assets in the event of your death. However, for a multitude of reasons, many people die without creating a Will.

News / Taking a closer look at the biggest factors driving the progress of the UAE’s maritime sector

10-06-2022 / Maritime

As we move past the vertex of a U-shaped dip in the global shipping sector caused by supply chain restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worthwhile to look back at the UAE maritime industry’s growth, lessons learned, and development outlook. Although international maritime trade dropped by 4.1 per cent in 2020, the UAE made significant achievements during this period, ranking third globally in the Bunker Supply Index, and fifth globally as a key competitive maritime hub.

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News / Court construes scope of indemnity under Mortgagees’ Interest Insurance Policy

06-06-2022 / Insurance, Maritime

Piraeus Bank A.E. v Antares Underwriting Limited and others (The ZouZou) [2022] EWHC 1169 (Comm)

News / Ince bolsters presence in Greece with seven new hires in Piraeus office

01-06-2022 / Maritime

Ince is growing its Piraeus office with the addition of three shipping litigators, three ship finance experts, and an additional mariner to the admiralty team.

News / Navigating Precautionary Areas: cross carefully!

30-05-2022 / Maritime

Wilforce LLC and Awilco LNG AS v. Ratu Shipping Co SA and Sea Queen Shipping Corporation (Wilforce v. Western Moscow) [2022] EWHC 1190 (Admlty)

The Admiralty Court has recently handed down judgment in the case of the collision between the LNG carrier Wilforce and the bulk carrier Western Moscow which took place in the Singapore Straits in May 2019. This case is notably the first collision case to come before the Admiralty Court since the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the Ever Smart collision case. It is also the first case in which the Court has had to consider responsibility for a collision in a Precautionary Area.