Contracts for Carriage of Goods by Sea
Module code: LW7020
Module co-ordinator: Masood Ahmed
The international carriage of goods by sea has played and continues to play an extremely important role in international commercial law. Hence a study of the different types of sea carriage contracts and the legal liabilities of the parties to a contract of carriage is essential to provide a rounded picture of international commerce. The module considers the legal relationship between the parties to a contract of carriage within the framework of the common law, mercantile custom, and international conventions. In particular, the course will be concerned with voyage and time charter-parties and the obligations of the parties, bills of lading, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992 and the Hague/Visby Rules as implemented by the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971, the Hamburg Rules and the Rotterdam Rules.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Seminars, private study and Blackboard VLE.
Research paper not exceeding 4,000 words including footnotes.
Not available to Visiting Students.