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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

The Wednesday Practitioner Lectures Seminar

27 February 2013
The Nuffield Theatre, Lecture Room A

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

Event details

Obstacles to the Creation of International Maritime Convention

This programme was designed specifically for students studying maritime law options at postgraduate level.  However, undergraduate students and members of the public are welcome to attend the lectures on request.

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

Patrick Griggs, Former President of the CMI. Dr. Griggs is a London Solicitor who joined the leading London based maritime law firm of Ince & Co. in June 1958 and became a partner in 1966. He was Senior Partner from January 1989 to May 1995 and remains a Consultant with the firm.

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