Maritime Law For Non Lawyers

 
This course provides participants with a fundamental grounding in key areas of maritime and shipping law which is important for working in the shipping, trade, ports, marine environment, regulatory and governmental policy areas of today. The course begins with an introduction to the international shipping and trade backgrounds and then moves on to the public law areas such as law of the sea and maritime boundaries. The course then continues by examining the private law areas of admiralty and arrest, carriage of goods by sea and ship charters, marine pollution and oil spills, collisions, groundings, wreck and how pilotage law works. It concludes with some aspects of limitation of liability by shipowners and how to manage and resolve disputes.

 
 
Learning Outcomes

  • Review of the international shipping and trade industry, the law of the sea and maritime boundaries
  • Examine and interpret current legal requirements and obligations
  • Review international conventions, statutory/common law obligations and regulatory processes
  • Examine private law areas of admiralty and arrest, carriage of goods by sea and ship charters, marine pollution and oil spills, collisions, groundings, wreck and pilotage law
  • Limitations of liability by shipowners and how to manage and resolve disputes
  • Systematically review your business and regulatory activities
  • Develop processes to ensure your activities are conducted with legal competence
  • Implement changes consistent with law that improve business clarity and structure
  • Ensure activities achieve maximum risk management against the regulatory structure
  • Consider effective methods of dispute resolution

 
 
Training Methodology

 
 

 
 
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Instruction method: Online Course
 
 

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