Related insights: Admiralty and Ports

Skills and infrastructure needed: Bill Scott, OBE, on Freeports

29 Jun 2021
Chief executive of Wilton Universal Group, Bill Scott, OBE, is optimistic about the benefits that Freeports could bring to the UK, but is not without reservations. He highlights the preparation that needs to be done, from addressing the skills shortage to investing in the infrastructure of areas where the ports will reside.

Any port in a storm: a cautionary tale in drafting

11 Feb 2021
In a recent decision in the Admiralty Court before Mr Admiralty Registrar Davison, the Court considered the application of the recently enacted section 233B of the Insolvency Act 1986. Whilst the conclusions reached on that provision are perhaps less surprising given its wide remit, the decision raises some interesting points for contract lawyers on the formation of contracts and the reasonableness of their terms.

WBD advises on the sale of Lewmar Marine

13 Aug 2019
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised on the sale of Lewmar Marine, implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement, under which Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) acquired the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Lewmar for £33.286 million. 

WBD advises Brittany Ferries on UK government contract for additional freight capacity for no-deal Brexit

15 Jan 2019
WBD has advised Brittany Ferries, a long-standing client, on a series of contracts with the Department for Transport that secure additional freight capacity as part of the UK government's planning for a no-deal Brexit. WBD Partner, Peter Snaith was the lead adviser for Brittany Ferries with input from procurement, public sector and other relevant specialists from the firm.

Brexit and "trusted traders"

30 Oct 2018
Brexit was the spectre haunting the Chancellor's 29 October budget speech. It received few direct mentions, but its implications pervaded every economic forecast and announcement. One nugget for businesses dependent on import or export appeared incongruously alongside the announcement that visitors from the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan will soon be able to use the e-passport gates at Heathrow and other UK ports.