Renowned Hill Dickinson lawyer presents at port conference on management of legal risks

PITTORDIS MariaThe 8th Annual UK Ports Conference took place at Hill Dickinson LLP’s office at Broadgate Tower, London on 24th – 25th May. This extended two day event discussed, amongst other things, the changing policy and regulations within the sector and the legal issues that ports face in today’s uncertain world.

Maria Pittordis, Head of Marine, Trade and Energy at Hill Dickinson LLP, presented on the topic of ‘Identifying and managing the legal risks for port operations’. This broad narrative incorporated vital issues for the sector including the importance of stringent health and safety procedures, from a criminal and civil perspective, vicarious liability, corporate manslaughter and liabilities arising from acts of terrorism by third parties.   Read more

Hill Dickinson continues to strengthen commodities team with key partner hire

International law firm Hill Dickinson has further strengthened its commodities team with the appointment of leading lawyer Patric McGonigal.

Patric joins the firm’s London office from Hogan Lovells, Tokyo where he spent more than four years as head of the Tokyo international disputes team. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Patric was partner in Barlow Lyde & Gilbert’s international trade and commercial arbitration practices working across its London and Singapore offices for 11 years. Read more

Norsafe Showing Comprehensive Range at Posidonia

Norsafe, global leader in lifeboat manufacture and design, will be showing a comprehensive range of its renowned safety craft at Posidonia, June 6 to 10th 2016 at stand 420, hall 3.

Exhibiting in partnership with its Greek agent, Intra Mare, the Norwegian based manufacturer together with its Greek subsidiary Norsafe Watercraft Hellas will be showing a mix of rescue boats, conventional lifeboats and smaller free-fall models. Read more

Investment in Training Key to Predicted Seafarer Shortage

Maritime training leader notes the importance of attracting a new generation of mariners

LONDON, UK – 18 May 2016 – The BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report released earlier this week indicates that there is a current shortfall of about 16,500 officers and a need for an additional 147,500 officers by 2025 to service the world merchant fleet. Nigel Cleave, CEO of VideotelTM, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has stressed that shipowners and shipmanagers need to invest in seafarer training to help combat this predicted shortfall of officers. Read more