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Institute of Maritime Law

Mr John Dunt

Senior Visiting Fellow

Mr John Dunt


LL.B. (LSE), Solicitor

John Dunt is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Maritime Law. He read law at the LSE and was articled to Donald O’May at Ince & Co following which he qualified as a solicitor in 1972. In 1975 he joined international law firm, Clyde and Co, where he was a partner from 1977 to 2007 specialising in marine insurance, with particular reference to cargo insurance. After retirement as a partner of Clyde & Co in 2007, he remained a consultant until June 2016.

John’s particular interest over the last 20 years has been marine cargo insurance and the Institute Cargo Clauses. John was ex-officio legal adviser to the Joint Cargo Committee from December 1999 to April 2007 and was involved in drafting the wordings used in marine cargo insurance policies worldwide to control terrorism risks. He was also a member of the Joint Cargo Committee Working Party responsible for updating and revising the Institute Cargo Clauses 2009. Until June 2016 John was a member of the Lloyd’s Market Association steering group overseeing the revisions to the Institute Trade and Commodity Clauses.

John Dunt is author of Marine Cargo Insurance (winner of the 2010 British Insurance Law Association prize) published by Informa in August 2009 as part of the Lloyd's Shipping Law Library. He is also author and editor of International Cargo Insurance, published in 2012 by Informa Law from Routledge (Taylor & Francis) as a companion volume to Marine Cargo Insurance. His other publications include the chapter on the revised Institute Cargo Clauses 2009 (with William Melbourne, Consultant, Clyde & Co LLP, London) published in 2009 in Volume 3 of The Modern Law of Marine Insurance and the chapter on Double Insurance (with Wayne Jones, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP, Dubai) in Insurance Disputes, Informa, 2011, 3rd edition.

John provides research on a consultancy basis in his specialist field of marine cargo insurance.


Marine insurance, in particular marine cargo insurance, war risks and terrorism risks.

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Mr John Dunt
Institute of Maritime Law
Southampton Law School
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 3879



John Dunt's book 'Marine Cargo Insurance' was awarded the prestigious BILA Book Prize in 2010.

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