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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Geography

    Law

  • Start Date

    March

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    23 January 2018

Course content

Who is it for?

Our group of students consists of either top-quality Law graduates or graduates of other disciplines who have relevant work experience of more than two years.

We have students from Greece and from other countries including Switzerland, Italy, Norway, France and the United Kingdom.

This course is suitable for Law graduates who want to specialise in maritime law, or maritime professionals who want to enhance their knowledge of maritime law.

Objectives

  • Further your understanding of maritime law by studying modules from the respected UK course.
  • Experience studying at the esteemed Hellenic Lloyd’s Register in Piraeus, Greece.
  • Have access to our online resources as well as the prestigious Laskaridou Library collection.
  • Shape your study around your personal and work commitments.
  • Enhance your CV by taking advantage of our dedicated team of UK academics and professionals.
  • Benefit from the support of a full-time administration service based in Greece.

Placements

We offer placements in collaboration with Thomas Cooper Law Firm in Piraeus Greece. You will be given tours in a shipping company, too. We are cooperating with Real Time Graduates, which is a project finding placements for shipping graduates in Greece.

Academic facilities

Classes take place in the fully equipped Hellenic Lloyd’s Register seminar rooms in Piraeus, Greece.

Modules

Each module on the course is taught within 24 hours in the form of three teaching blocks of eight hours each (on a Friday and a Saturday).

Module information

  • Introductory Course: eight hours taught by Professor Chris Ryan and Emily Allbon. Introduction to the English Legal System and Contract Law (Chris). Library induction and training on legal research and writing (Emily).
  • International Trade Law: 24 hours of teaching by David Glass and Professor Jason Chuah.
  • Marine Insurance: 24 hours of teaching by Professor Rob Merkin QC. The Marine Insurance module will provide an introduction to the topic and the market in which it operates; it will then go on to look at the actual insurable interest. It then examines the key issues surrounding pre-contractual non-disclosure as well as warranties, exceptions & implied terms. It also examines claims, both fraudulent and late (including post-contractual and those in good faith).The module covers the issues surrounding causation & loss. In respect of insurance cover, both perils of the sea and the Inchmaree clause are discussed along with standard exceptions, wilful misconduct and proof. The module also deals with third party Issues (such as Subrogation and the1930 Act) and reform of the 1906 Act (including Law Commission proposals in development).
  • Admiralty Law: 24 hours of teaching by Anthony Rogers. This module covers all the principal issues in respect of Admiralty law and practice. These include claims in rem, maritime liens and ship arrest; ownership and registration of ships; shipbuilding contracts; salvage and collisions and oil pollution from ships. The course also covers relevant aspects of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea: 24 hours of teaching by Anthony Rogers and Professor Jason Chuah. The module covers all the main types of charterparties: Time, voyage and demise. It also considers the standard forms of charterparties and provides a legal analysis of some of the clauses. It also examines the law in respect of bills of lading. It then goes on to look at the modern application of the Hague Visby rules and the Hamburg rules. The module also considers several other major aspects of carriage of goods, the law of freight, hire, laytime and demurrage.
  • Dissertation of 20,000 words.

Career prospects

Our graduates are equipped for work in:

  • law firms
  • shipping companies
  • insurance companies
  • shipbrokers
  • P&I Clubs and more.

Past graduates of the course are working in big shipping companies, law firms and P&I Clubs such as:

  • LATSCO
  • INCE & CO
  • American P&I.

Visit the Maritime Law - Greece (LLM) page on the City, University of London website for more details!

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