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Legal aspects in Shipping course provides an in-depth knowledge to students about the legal and legislative remarks of the shipping and Port Activities.
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
Seamens' rights is coming out completely and being replaced with bills of lading
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
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
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).