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International Trade and Maritime Law

1 year full-time (distance learning)
2022

Ideally suited to students working in the shipping industry who want to develop their understanding of how legal claims may arise within the context of international trade practice, this innovative law course delivers a first-class education in international trade, shipping and maritime law, focusing on the interrelationship between theory and commercial expertise.

Specifically designed to meet the demands of the shipping industry, the course delivers essential knowledge of the legal frameworks at the heart of shipping claims, disputes and commercial relationships.

Exploring how marine disputes and liabilities are investigated and managed, you will develop detailed understanding of this complex, specialised branch of the law. You will be equipped to advise on the merits of claims, and to communicate effectively with legal practitioners. You will also develop the professional grounding to apply that knowledge in the practical industry, and the analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to respond with legal analysis of the challenges arising in the international trade industry.

Led by prominent industry speaker and maritime law academic Susan Hawker, the course team of experienced academics and legal practitioners including:

  • Justin Draeger - Director, Mays Browns Solicitors
  • Jack Hatcher - Shoreside Law Ltd
  • Ruth Hosking - barrister, Quadrant Chambers
  • Professor Filippo Lorenzon - Dalian Maritime University (China), and consultant Campbell Johnston Clark
  • Ian MacLean - partner, Hill Dickinson LLP
  • Andrew Preston - partner, Preston Turnbull LLP
  • Professor Baris Soyer - Head of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

This course team will deliver a blend of legal knowledge and commercial expertise – guiding your development of practical real-world knowledge and skills to enhance your current or future career.

With an innovative programme of studies reflecting current and future industry practice, the course is designed to ensure you will emerge with the perfect blend of skills and knowledge base demanded in the shipping industry.

Why choose this course?

Led by prominent industry speaker and maritime law academic Susan Hawker.

The course explores how legal claims may arise within the context of international trade practice, and how marine disputes and liabilities are investigated and managed.

Topics include gender dynamics at sea, shipping hybridisation, cleaner energy and low-carbon technologies for port use, and more

This course is for

This course is ideally suited to students working in the shipping industry who want to develop their understanding of how legal claims may arise within the context of international trade practice, and how marine disputes and liabilities are investigated and managed.

Essential for those working in commercial or legal shipping practice, the course focuses on legal knowledge and its interrelationship with commercial practice, which lies at the heart of shipping claims, disputes and organisation of commercial relationships.

What this course leads to

This course will enable those working in the shipping industry to develop their current careers. It will also help those seeking career changes within or wishing to enter the shipping industry

  • Handle and manage claims within the P&I Club world
  • Assist lawyers
  • Work in a legal capacity on maritime disputes and marine casualties
  • Work within the general average surveying environment

Meet the team

The course team is directly engaged in the international trade and shipping industry

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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