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Introduction to marine law - half day course (afternoon)


This course is designed to introduce delegates with little or no legal knowledge to the basics of international and national maritime law.


  • Sources of law 
  • National vs. international 
  • Conventions 
    • How they are created 
    • How they are enforced 
  • Liens 
  • Limitation of liability 
  • Arrest 
  • Salvage 
  • Collisions 
  • Passengers 
  • Towage 
  • General Average 
  • Wreck removal 
  • Pollution 
  • Contracts of carriage 
  • Charterparties 
  • Bills of lading 
  • Other documents 
  • Hague-Visby and Hamburg rules 
  • Multimodal transport.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this programme you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of international maritime law and how it affects insurance 
  • Gained maximum benefit from experienced market speakers 
  • Obtained thorough introductory knowledge of maritime law, the associated terminology and the application to the marine insurance business.

Who should attend?

Those starting out as marine claims adjusters or brokers, or personnel on the placing or underwriting side at any level who want an overview of the underlying legal framework to the business. No experience necessary although some exposure to marine insurance would be helpful.

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 3 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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Scheduled dates for this course have now sold out, please keep checking the website for updates to availability. Dates are added subject to demand and can also be run in-house for corporate clients.