Bodily Injury Seminar 2016
On Wednesday 5th October the New Jersey offices hosted the annual Bodily Injury Seminar. The event is now in its 12th year and attracts increasing numbers of attendees from both US and non-US based operators.
The one day seminar focused on various topics including medical case management, medical repatriation and limitation of liability and clauses in Crew contacts.The decision to include topics on crew Mental Health and the evaluation of pain & suffering were particularly well received with one participant describing it as ‘an interesting and insightful session involving claims not often discussed’.
The luncheon speaker this year was Julie Licari of Med Solutions International.
The seminar is an opportunity for the Club to share its legal expertise and knowledge with our Members in an engaging and interactive way. The Club also advises Members on the latest industry issues through the biannual Bodily Injury News publication. Previous issues are available to download here.
You may also be interested in:
On 2 October 2019, Thomas Miller Americas (TMA) held its Annual Bodily Injury Seminar for its Members at TMA's office in New Jersey.
Hold Cleaning: the legal issues
The preparation of cargo holds for the next intended carriage is a critical operation which requires careful planning and execution; this article considers a number of legal issues which may arise, including terms commonly used in charterparties to describe the cleanliness of cargo holds, the consequences of failing to comply with such terms, potentially resulting in off-hire claims and damages, and the role of the independent surveyor.