He is now in a new Dad’s Army film playing Sergeant Arthur Wilson, the urbane foil to the hectoring Captain Mainwaring in what sounds a perfect match of a role.“It is such a beloved project, I approached it with trepidation,” he says.“How could I live up to John Le Mesurier from the original TV series?"That series was an institution with regular audiences of 18 to 20 million.“I was a fan at the time and still am today."It started in black and white and was then filmed in colour in the 1970s."If you notice, the hair gets longer in keeping with the fashion of the time too.”Nighy, 65, is in a cast rich with talent and reputations.Although the term "bill of lading" is well known and well understood, it may become obsolete.
Your Profile Photo This is your chance to be in the spotlight!In the case of Coventry v Gladstone, Lord Justice Blackburn defined a bill of lading as "A writing signed on behalf of the owner of ship in which goods are embarked, acknowledging the receipt of the Goods, and undertaking to deliver them at the end of the voyage, subject to such conditions as may be mentioned in the bill of lading." Therefore, it can be stated that the bill of lading was introduced to provide a receipt to the shipper in the absence of the owners.While there is evidence of the existence of receipts for goods loaded aboard merchant vessels stretching back as far as Roman times, and the practice of recording cargo aboard ship in the ship's log is almost as long-lived as shipping itself, the modern bill of lading only came into use with the growth of international trade in the medieval world.The growth of mercantilism (which produced other financial innovations such as the charterparty (once carta partita), the bill of exchange and the insurance policy) produced a requirement for a title document that could be traded in much the same way as the goods themselves.It was this new avenue of trade that produced the bill of lading in much the same form as we know today.