The Certificate in Trade and Transport Law provides a thorough theoretical and practical analysis of the various sources and principles of law that govern international trade and transport.
Whether you’re a shipping industry professional with an interest in the trade of goods by sea, work in the wider logistics sector and need to understand more about the legal issues involved in the movement of goods, or a supplier or buyer of goods, this course will provide that underpinning knowledge needed.
During the course you will gain a comprehensive commercial and legal knowledge along with a practical understanding of key areas including:
This module serves as an introduction to international trade and explores the various legal and contractual frameworks, for example the Vienna Convention. It also looks at contract performance and contract frustration and International/European initiatives on commercial contracts.
This module explains the various terms uses in global trade,i.e. CIF contracts and FOB contracts, in more detail and their application.
This module explains the legal mechanisms behind the carriage of goods by sea. It describes charterparties and Bills of lading and also Hague, Hague-Visby and Hamburg rules and how these all tie together.
This module explores the scope of application of the contracts applicable to the carriage of goods by road (CMR); rail (CIM); and air (Montreal Convention/Warsaw System). It also looks at the legal position of multimodal transport and the role of the freight forwarder.
This module describes in detail the legal aspects of trade finance by way of exploring the mechanisms for bills of exchange, documentary bills, letters of credit and open accounts.
In this module, the law relating to electronic commerce and international trade is explained and analysed.
The penultimate module describes how commercial litigation as it relates to international trade works in practice.
The final module describes the alternative to commercial litigation - arbitration, and how this is applied in international trade disputes and the framework supporting this.
Qualification: Lloyd's Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Starts in 2018 - date to be confirmed
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 16 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US $2169 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment. Take a closer look at fees
CPD/CEUs: 28 hours / 2.8 CEUs
Provides confidence to navigate the legal and contractual complexities of international commerce and logistics
This course is most appropriate for shipping, trade, and transport professionals, needing a comprehensive guide to key legal theory and practice within their business.
It is also relevant for supply chain and logistics professionals and other trade-related professionals in policy, regulation, finance, research and analysis.
Finally, it is useful for legal professionals and advisors, commercial arbitrators and mediators, seeking specialised knowledge in trade and transport law.
Dr Constantina Sampani is a legal consultant and trainer, with many years' experience as a practicing lawyer and lecturer. Constantina has lectured in Admiralty, Shipping Law and International Carriage of Goods in conjunction with Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods in maritime disputes at BCA College in Athens and presented papers in international conference proceedings and published in Honorary Volumes. Read more here.
We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.
Delivers a global appreciation of trade and transport law from a practical point of view
Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.