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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

The Wednesday Practitioner Lectures Seminar

23 January 2013
University Highfield Campus Building 2 Room 1039

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Mikis Tsimplis on +44 (0)23 80596893 or email .

Event details

The seminar programme has been designed specifically for students studying maritime law options at postgraduate or undergraduate level. However, lectures are open to all law students who may find the topics of interest. The seminars are intended to complement your studies by providing insights into the legal and commercial background of maritime law as applied in practice.

One particular contribution of the Institute of Maritime Law to the one-year LL.M. course in Maritime Law is the popular series of lectures by visiting practitioners, which take place every Wednesday afternoon in the Autumn and Spring terms. The speakers are all from the shipping and marine insurance industries and give students an insight into how the legal principles studied in the modules of the LL.M. Programme are put into practice in the world of shipping and international trade. The Spring Programme usually includes a boat trip around Southampton Docks.

The lecturers are organised by Prof. M. Tsimplis ( If you are interested in attending any of the seminars please contact Mrs Nic Roberts (, the IML secretary to confirm that there is space available on the particular week. If you are interested in speaking in the seminars please email Prof. M. Tsimplis ( for the availability over the next academic year 2013-2014.

Speaker information

Jonathan Webb, Holman Fenwick Willan. Jonathan specialises in shipping dispute resolution and litigation arising from charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding contracts, ship sale MOAs, hull insurance policies, bunker supply contracts and general average situations. Cases involving shipping insolvencies and security arrests are a speciality. He is dual qualified being admitted in both England and South Africa and has travelled widely on cases to many other jurisdictions.

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