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Insurance Law Research Group

Marine insurance

Marine insurance has been researched and taught at Southampton since at least the seventies and the tradition continues strongly today.

Recently completed works in marine insurance include the second edition of Professor Francis Rose's book, Marine Insurance: Law and Practice in 2012, John Dunt's two works on Marine Cargo Insurance and International Cargo Insurance and the fifth edition of Professor Rob Merkin's book Marine Insurance Legislation, to which Aysegul BugraJohanna Hjalmarsson and Jennifer Lavelle have all contributed. Dr Aysegul Bugra's thesis 'Insurance Implications of Delay in Maritime Transport' was published by Routledge in August 2017. Johanna Hjalmarsson commented on the Supreme Court's decision in The Ocean Victory [2017] UKSC 35 in Lloyd's List in May 2017 and subsequently assisted BIMCO in redrafting BARECON 2017 in light of the decision.

Marine insurance is taught at postgraduate level as part of the LLM Maritime Law and as a compulsory module on the LLM Insurance Law.

Current PhD research in marine insurance includes Liv Naidoo's research on warranties in the reformed law of insurance, Jiufeng Chang's research on third parties, insurance and arbitration clauses.

Recently completed theses include:

Aysegul Bugra, Delay in marine insurance law (2014)

Konstantinos Kofopoulos, Constructive total losses and abandonment (2013)

Miao Li, Marine Insurance Brokers's duties and liabilities (2012)

Meixian Song, Rules of causation under marine insurance law from the perspective of marine risks and losses (2012)

For more on marine insurance research and activities, see also the web site of the Institute of Maritime Law.

For a list of publications on marine insurance, go to eprints.

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