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We are delighted to announce our next lecture hosted by James Davey alongside our two speakers, Professor Soyer and Dr Livashnee Naidoo.

Professor James Davey is Professor within Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton. He joined Southampton Law School in 2014. His research and teaching interests lie in contract and commercial law generally. He notably harbours a strong interest in the Law and Economics of insurance, a strong field of study in the US but not generally intensively considered in the UK where insurance law research tends to be centred on contract law.

Professor Soyer is Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law and is also the Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law. He is a member of the British Maritime Law Association and British Insurance Law Association. He is the author of Warranties in Marine Insurance published by Cavendish Publishing (2001) and Marine Insurance Fraud published by Informa Law (2014). He has also published extensively in elite law journals such as Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Journal of Business Law, Cambridge Law Journal, Law Quarterly Review, Torts Law Journal and Journal of Contract Law. His book on Marine Warranties was the joint winner of the Cavendish Book Prize 2001 and was awarded the British Insurance Law Association Charitable Trust Book Prize in 2002, for the best contribution to insurance literature. A third edition of this book was published in 2016. Similarly, his new book on Marine Insurance Fraud was awarded the same BILA Prize in 2015. He is the also the general editor of the Reforming Marine and Commercial Insurance Law published by Informa in 2008 and one of the editors of Pollution at Sea: Law and Liability published by Informa in 2012, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air published by Informa in 2013, Offshore Contracts and Liabilities published by Informa Law in 2014, Ship Building, Sale and Finance published by Informa Law in 2015, International Trade and Carriage of Goods by Sea published by Informa Law in 2016, Charterparties: Law, Practice and Emerging Issues published by Informa in 2017, Maritime Liabilities in a Global and Regional Context published by Informa in 2018 and New Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Shipping Law in the 21st Century published by Informa in 2019. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Maritime Law, Shipping and Trade Law and editorial committee of the Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook). He currently teaches Charter Parties and Carriage of Goods by Sea and Marine Insurance on the LLM Programme and also is the director of Commercial, Maritime and International Trade LLM Programmes.

Dr Livashnee Naidoo is a Lecturer in Commercial Law at the University of Glasgow. She studied law (cum laude) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and holds a LLM in Shipping Law (with distinction) from the University of Cape Town. She completed her PhD in Marine Insurance Law at the University of Southampton which was fully-funded as a Commonwealth Scholar. Liv was in legal practice as a lawyer and notary specialising in International Trade and Shipping  Law where she acted for ship owners, operators and their insurers. Her areas of expertise are in Shipping and Insurance Law with a particular focus on Contract Law and Theory, digitisation and sustainability. Liv is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the Society of Legal Scholars, and the Maritime Law Association.

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