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QLLM182 / QLLG006 Charterparties: Law and Practice (Sem 1)

Module Description:

The module will examine all aspects of charterparties, being contracts of vessel hire between the relevant parties. More specifically, the module will cover the stage of negotiating a charterparty, the basic principles underlying all such contracts, different types of charterparties (including voyage, time, hybrid and demise charters), various charterparty forms and their practical application, the effect of charterers' orders on the operation of charterparties, and the charters' discharge (including issues of breach, frustration and damages).

Module Aims:

The module will examine the use and importance of charterparties both from a legal and practical standpoint.

In the context of the law, the module will introduce students to concepts, principles, doctrines and rules underlying charterparties, and provide them with sound legal knowledge of all such aspects, thus enabling them, by the end of the module, to formulate concrete arguments and opinions on the various aspects and complex doctrines involved.

In the context of practice, the module will furnish students with an understanding of how the complex legal principles are applied in the day-to-day operation of the industry and with the ability to identify the shortcomings of the present state of affairs. Furthermore, the module will equip them with those tools necessary (both in terms of knowledge and legal thinking/writing) to propose viable future solutions to such factual problems. 

Applicable Groupings:

  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in International Shipping Law
  • LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece)
  • Laws (General)
  • Flexible LLM Study.

Mode of Assessment:

2.15 hour written examination


22.5 Credits

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