Bodily Injury News: Winter 2014/15 edition

This latest edition from the Bodily Injury Team reviews the presentations from the BI Seminar. Louise Livingston recaps Chris Reilly’s back to basics approach in investigations. This issue also features an insider’s view of witness preparation, avoiding charges of obstruction of justice and employer responsibility.Dee O'Leary summarises Post-accident arbitration agreements. Linda Wright gives an overview of Lindsay Malen's presentation on a a “bird’s eye view” of the colossal task of the removal of the COSTA CONCORDIA. Markus McMillin gives the low-down on the Bodily Injury Seminar’s panel discussion on whether to appeal an adverse jury verdict.

The TMA Bodily Injury team is a specialist group from both the New Jersey and San Francisco offices
empowered with a significant settlement authority to deal with the particularly demanding cases of bodily injury in America. Bodily Injury News is the bi-annual newsletter of the Thomas Miller Americas’ Bodily Injury Team.

The information in this newsletter is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

Industry developments

Polar Shipping

Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more

US VRP Compliance

With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs.  For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here

International Environmental compliance

Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.

MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section.  READ MORE

International sanctions

Recent guidance & corresponding material in respect of international sanctions against various countries has been updated with respect to temporary easing of sanctions against Iran.  READ MORE


Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links

Emergency Contacts

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Ship Finder

This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.