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The University of Southampton
Institute of Maritime Law

36th Donald O'May Lecture in Maritime Law Event

Law Society
17:30 - 20:30
8 November 2018
Law Society London 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Clare Brady on 02380593862 or email .

Event details

This year's Donald O'May Lecture will take place Thursday 8th November, held at the Law Society, Chancery Lane. Invites have been sent via email to those signed up to our mailing list, should you wish to join the event please register below. You will be given the option to sign up to the mailing list for future events and courses. This year’s Lecture will take place in co-ordination with the British Maritime Law Association (BMLA) which is hosting the annual Assembly of the Comité Maritime International (CMI).

Chair - Andrew Taylor, Reed Smith LLP

Andrew joined Richards Butler as an Articled Clerk in 1977 and since qualifying in 1979 has specialised in all aspects of shipping law, including charter disputes, off-shore contracts, sale and purchase, casualty response and related insurance issues, with a particular expertise in relation to P&I Clubs and their Rules. He was the Chairman/Senior Partner of Richards Butler from 2000-2005. Andrew is also a co-author of Voyage Charters 4th Edition and the Secretary and Treasurer of the British Maritime Law Association.

Speaker - The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Hamblen

Sir Nicholas Hamblen was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1981 and practised at the Commercial Bar from 1982-2008. He was appointed Queens Counsel in 1997, an Assistant Recorder in 1999 and a Recorder in 2000. He was appointed to sit as a Justice in the High Court in November 2008 and was a nominated Commercial Court Judge. In February 2016 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal.

Vote of thanks - Ian Chetwood, Ince & Co

Ian is a senior member of the firm's shipping group. His practice embraces shipping cases and large scale commercial disputes in court proceedings, arbitrations and ADR for clients around the world. Recommended for shipping work by the Legal 500 and Chambers directories, Ian has extensive experience across all aspects of the firm’s contentious shipping practice, including wet cases (collisions and other casualties, salvage and pollution incidents) and dry (cargo claims, charterparty disputes, ship repair claims and marine insurance claims). Ian acts for shipowners, P&I Clubs and hull insurers and has also represented clients in some of the leading oil spill cases of recent years. He is a member of Ince’s international emergency response team.


Registration from 17:30

Lecture at 18:00 (for approximately 1 hour)

Drinks from 19:00 - 20:30

Carriages 20:30


New for 2018 - Live streaming

For the first time we will also be streaming the lecture live from London, please register if you wish to join here

Our streaming services are provided by Incomm Global 

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