Complying with the new safety regulations applying to enclosed spaces on board fishing vessels

Whilst I would not want you to stop reading this article, the new 2022 regulations imposing duties surrounding entering and/or working in enclosed spaces will not take effect for fishing vessels until 14 May 2023.  This gives owners and skippers…

Fishing News Article: The highs and lows of unexpected items in the bagging area

It’s an occupational hazard with many forms of fishing that at some point you are likely to catch something in the net other than the fish you expected.  This can be a cause for concern or can work out well for the crew, if the item is of…

“No Fault” Divorce

It is often said in the press that divorce enquiries spike after the festive season, with January being referred to as “divorce month”.  However, this year family lawyers believe that this may fall in April.  The long-awaited Divorce,…

CHANGES TO THE HIGHWAY CODE – New rules of the road to drive a change of attitude

From Saturday 29 January 2022, there will be some fairly significant changes to the Highway Code.  If you are a road user, these changes will affect you, and you need to know about them. Many of the rules in the Code are legal requirements. …

FISHERIES ENFORCEMENT Financial Administrative Penalties

Marine lawyer, Alistair Tawse, answers some questions about the financial penalties which can be issued by fishery authorities: The MMO and the IFCAs essentially share a similar enforcement strategy, which is based around a Financial Administrative…

The Next Generation of Fishers

Getting children away from social networking sites, their phones and video games and into the outdoors is a constant battle for most parents.  It’s sad to say that with the technological advances around us, the love of the outdoors seen in…

Property Theft

People might be forgiven for thinking that it is impossible for their home or commercial property to be stolen. However, whilst still relatively uncommon, property theft by fraudsters is a genuine risk. In this article, Bartons’ Chairman,…

No Success Fees Charged for Personal Injury Claims

Most solicitors acting for clients under a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee) will do so on the basis that if the claim succeeds, the solicitors will take up to 25% of the settlement money as a ‘success fee’.  The success fee reflects…

Fishing News - WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A PERSONAL INJURY OCCURS ON BOARD? Part 3

Fishing News has been the voice of the fishing industry since 1913, bringing the latest news and features about the UK and Irish commercial fishing to the industry.  Bartons Marine Department were delighted to be invited to write a number of…

Fishing News - WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A PERSONAL INJURY OCCURS ON BOARD? Part 2

Fishing News has been the voice of the fishing industry since 1913, bringing the latest news and features about the UK and Irish commercial fishing to the industry.  Bartons Marine Department were delighted to be invited to write a number of…