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Institute of Maritime Law (IML)

47th Maritime Law Short Course

Learn more about the busy port of Southampton during your time here.

About the course

21 August to 1 September 2023

The Maritime Law Short Course at Southampton has been providing innovative maritime law training to delegates from around the world for the last 46 years. As the only comprehensive residential course available on maritime law in the UK, the course combines a top quality learning environment with world leading expertise.

The fusion of academic excellence and practical insight provided by our leading scholars, industry professionals and legal practitioners ensures an in-depth dissection of the legal issues affecting today’s shipping industry, as well as a crucial pragmatic advantage for the delegates.


For those delegates who need to record details of their ongoing professional training, the course may be treated as CPD activity under the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the English Bar Standards Board schemes for continuing competence.

Speakers and course outline

Speakers will be from the Institute of Maritime Law and a number of specialist speakers from the city of London and beyond.

The course features an interactive approach to training, including question and answer sessions and small group discussions, in addition to traditional seminars. Delegates will work in an environment where they are best able to engage with this ever-changing area of law and will train with others from major shipping law firms, maritime operators, traders and P&I Clubs. All participants will be provided with the latest legal materials, which will place delegates at the forefront of the industry’s developments, guaranteeing an enduring benefit for all the participants and their organisations. The Short Course provides a comprehensive all-round grounding in maritime law, with up to six intensive one hour sessions per day, interspersed with question and answer sessions, case studies and informal discussions.

Bookings and enquiries

The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during teaching, along with evening dinner and accommodation, checking in Monday and checking out Friday each week, including breakfast Tuesday to Friday. The course fee does not include any meals taken between Friday afternoon and Monday morning, nor accommodation for Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights, however this can be arranged with the hotel for special rates. Delegates are also provided with a full range of materials, a lasting resource for delegates and their colleagues.


Residential Course fee 2 weeks:  £5,995.00 (VAT Exempt)

Early Bird discounted fee for bookings made by Friday 2 June 2023 - £5,250.00

10% Multiple booking discount for companies sending 3 or more delegates, discount will apply to each booking.

For any questions or to book a place, please email

*For cancellations received by 2 June 2023 a refund of monies paid, minus a £400.00 administration fee, will be issued. The full course fees will be payable in respect of cancellations thereafter.


The Maritime Law Short Course will take place in a hotel in Southampton, both teaching and accommodation will be in the same hotel.

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