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Achievements of Southampton’s Institute of Maritime Law recognised at major University launch

Published: 19 April 2012

The Southampton Law School's Institute of Maritime Law (IML) was praised at the recent official launch of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) which has been created to bring together the University’s expertise in all aspects of the subject.

More than 400 people attended the event on campus, which was addressed by Science Minister David Willetts MP, University Vice-Chancellor Professor Don Nutbeam and Richard Sadler, Chief Executive of Lloyd’s Register.

Patrick Griggs CBE, a consultant at the international law firm Ince & Co, spoke about the strong connections between professional maritime lawyers and the IML. “Southampton’s excellence in maritime law is clear to anyone working in the field who relies on the standard texts written by the University’s academic lawyers,” he said.

He also described attending the IML’s popular and thought-provoking annual Donald O'May lecture and praised its short courses held around the world to keep practising maritime lawyers up to date with the latest legal developments.

Director of the SMMI Professor Ajit Shenoi said: “I am pleased with the success of our launch and look forward to developing our work with the marine and maritime industries. The SMMI is a truly multidisciplinary centre and reflects the University of Southampton’s experience and expertise in all areas of marine and maritime research.”

Over 80 institutions and organisations were represented at the launch, workshop sessions were held to discuss ways marine and maritime experts at Southampton can collaborate with external partners.

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