London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group
The London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group (LUMLP) is a non-profit making collaborative network of London academic institutions with research interests in Maritime Law and Policy. We discuss, disseminate and develop research in Maritime Law and Policy.
LUMLP members are drawn from a wide range of academic and research institutions, professional groups, commercial organisations and individuals sharing a common interest in maritime law and policy.
LUMLP aims to:
- Provide a network of mutual support and a forum for the exchange and promotion of ideas and information on maritime law and policy
- Identify relevant areas of research, encourage collaboration in maritime law and policy research in London and elsewhere and, where appropriate, seek research funding for collaborative research
- Communicate and disseminate research and knowledge on maritime law and policy to organisations, Government, professionals, students and the public
- Provide, encourage and develop high quality training in academic maritime law and policy research
- Foster interest in maritime law and policy amongst students of higher and further education in London and elsewhere
- Promote high standards in maritime law and policy research.
From our annual Maritime Law and Policy International Postgraduate Research Conference
LUMLP membership is open to all who have an interest in maritime law and policy research training and development. The Group is administered by the City Law School with participation from researchers and research students from institutions outside and within London.
Interested in joining our mailing list? Please contact Prof. Jason Chuah or Dr Pia Rebelo.
You are very welcome to join our LinkedIn page where you can read about our latest events, activities and discussions.
City Law School Team
Prof Jason Chuah (Founding Director and Chair)
Dr Pia Rebelo
Dr Sepideh Harasi
City Law School Researchers
Mr Ali Movaghar
Queen Mary University of London
University College London
London Metropolitan University
University of Westminster
Mrs. Catherine Pedamon
University of Southampton
University of Gothenburg
BI Norwegian Business School
University of Antwerp
University of Bologna
The 12th Annual Maritime Law and Policy Conference
Our annual conference will be held on 27 May 2022.
Maritime and Commercial Rounds
We hold regular “Rounds” for the discussion of recent developments in maritime and commercial law. These are usually held online. The Rounds are intended to be informal, relaxed, and enjoyable. In the first part of each session, two or three volunteers each make a short presentation (of no more than 10 mins) to introduce and provide initial commentary on a recent development in maritime or commercial law (e g, a recent case, legislative measure, etc). The introductions should not involve any substantial preparation: they can be relatively half-baked (… or even pretty raw, really), and there is no need to prepare slides. The second part of each session is then dedicated to a general discussion amongst attendees.
At the last Rounds (1 July 2022), the topics introduced were:
- What does The C Challenger Appeal Decision mean for the interpretation of Climate Clauses? SK Shipping Europe PLC v (3) Capital VLCC 3 Corp (5) Capital Maritime and Trading Corp (The C Challenger)  EWCA Civ 231 (Pia Rebelo, City, UoL)
- Unicredit Bank AG v Euronav NV  EWHC 957 (Comm) on financed cargo misdelivery and bills of lading (Federico Franchina, University of Messina)
- The Law Commission’s recommendations in relation to Electronic Trade Documents (Miriam Goldby, Queen Mary UoL).
News about the Rounds is also published via the LUMLPRG group on LinkedIn.
All proposals for presentation are good proposals.