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Maritime Law (ML)

Duration : 5 Month

Legal aspects in Shipping course provides an in-depth knowledge to students about the legal and legislative remarks of the shipping and Port Activities.

Course highlights
Shipping Law

Shipping Law course provides a comprehensive collection of international conventions, statutes and statutory instruments, arbitration rules and the most commonly encountered bills of lading, charter parties, insurance clauses, guarantees and other contracts.

Arrest, Jurisdiction and Applicable Law - Arbitration - Limitation of Liability - Cargo Claims - Collision - Marine Insurance - Oil Pollution - Salvage, Towage and General

Average - Standard Forms LMAA Intermediate Claims Procedure (2009) - LMAA/Baltic Exchange Mediation Terms (2009) - Regulation 593/2008 on the law applicable to contractual regulations (Rome I) - Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 - Institute Cargo Clauses A, B, C (2009) - Institute War Clauses (Cargo) (2009) - Institute Strikes Clauses (Cargo) (2009) - International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001 - Wreckhire 2011 - Wreckfixed 2011 - Wreckstage 2011 - Congenbill 2007 - Updated lists of parties to International Conventions

Maritime Law
Seamens' rights is coming out completely and being replaced with bills of lading

Charter parties


Salvage - developments in case law and introduction of new Lloyd's Open Forum Salvage Agreement

Sale of ship and shipbuilding contracts



Limitation of liability

Oil pollution - new convention on bunker spills

Understand the principles of international trade and maritime law.

Include shipping law, arbitration, insurance & reinsurance, contracts, charter party, lay time, demurrage, conflict of laws, carriage by sea, agency.

Understand how international maritime law affects maritime commercial transactions

Discuss the difference between legal regimes with particular emphasis on English Contract Law

Explain international law in relation to shipping disputes, cargo damage, claims procedures, insurance law and the use of correct terminology to argue viewpoints

Understand the basic mechanisms in place to resolve commercial disputes, including arbitration and mediation procedures

Understand the process of maritime liens and the role of P&I Clubs/legal representatives in this respect

Understand international law in relation to collisions, salvage, general average, oil pollution and the importance of collecting evidence

Understand the rights and obligations in relation to Bills of Lading, Hague, Hague Visby, Hamburg and Rotterdam Rules

Compare key voyage and time charter parties from a legal perspective and identify suitable rider clauses

Know about the legal responsibilities particular for passenger transportation

Know about the legal processes related to sale and purchase of ships

Understand how to organise a ship owners business and ensure global legal compliance

Understand various methods of ship financing, loans and security

Understand pool agreements and ways of cooperation between ship owners

Merchant Shipping Act 1995
Covers each of the Act's 313 sections.

Amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act 1995

The Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997

Statutory instruments and regulations introduced to supplement the Merchant Shipping Act

The most recent case law

Certificate in Marine Salvage Law
The legal framework of marine salvage: conventions, forms, clauses and contracts.

Essential session for marine lawyers worldwide, students, ship owners, ship managers, salvors, shipbrokers, mortgagees, P & I Clubs, shipbuilders, port authorities, classification societies, regulators and other shipping and risk management professionals.

With a wealth of information covered, the course is divided into four parts - Admiralty Jurisdiction and Procedure; Substantive Law; International Conventions; and Safety at Sea.

Topics covered in modern Maritime Law and Risk Management are:

Case studies explaining common law, equity, statutes, EU Directives and International Conventions.

The latest EU and international safety and security measures.

Admiralty jurisdiction and arrest of ships.

Anti-suit injunctions and arbitration issues.

The role of classification societies and flag states.

The ISM Code and liabilities arising from the unseaworthiness of ships.

Civil and criminal liabilities of ship owners and ship managers with risk management considerations, including criminalization for ship- source pollution.

Shipbuilding, sale and purchase of second-hand ships, mortgagees' rights and duties.

Towage contracts and salvage law, including principles of general average.

Port duties, rights and liabilities and the Wreck Removal Convention 2007.

Limitation of liability and jurisdictional issues regarding forum shopping.

The Athens Convention 2002 and passenger's rights.

Marine pollution law, liabilities for damage by hazardous, noxious substances, nuclear incidents, and the compensation regimes (contributed by Elizabeth Blackburn QC).

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