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Certificate in Maritime Disputes & Arbitration

Understanding the different approaches to resolving shipping disputes

Commences: 18th October 2016

Disagreements can arise at any stage of the maritime cycle, from newbuilding and repairs to salvage, pollution, bunker and cargo claims. Charterparties are also a major source of disputes.

The key to resolving disputes effectively is to understand the range of options available, from informal meetings all the way up to litigation. With the aim of avoiding complex and costly legal proceedings where unnecessary, this course familiarises you with the alternatives, including negotiation and mediation.

There is a special focus on arbitration, being one of the primary methods of dispute resolution used in the maritime industry.


There are several methods which can be used to resolve disputes, each with its particular benefits and drawbacks. This course gives you a sound base of knowledge to choose the most appropriate approach, giving you the best chance to reach a resolution

  • as quickly as possible;
  • with the least expense;
  • minimising inconvenience;
  • enhancing reputation; and
  • preserving commercial relationships.

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 18th October 2016
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1899 / US$2660 - £2049 / US$2870 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees
15% discount for IAPH members
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

It was a great experience to have taken this course! The material is very well writen and the quality of its content is excellent. I would defnitely recommend it for those who wish to study the maritime field

R.Veras Fontes,

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Dr Constantina Sampani

LLB (Hons in Law), LLM, PhD

Dr Constantina Sampani studied law at the University of Athens. She continued her studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury where she completed an LLM in International and Commercial Law and specialised in Transportation, Finance and Insurance of exports and means of transportation, International Business Transactions and International Commercial Dispute Settlements (Arbitration and Litigation).

The course will be of value to shipping industry entrants, and as a refresher to those wanting to consolidate or update their knowledge. It will also benefit those needing to learn more about the legal and practical implications of maritime disputes to advance their career.

The certificate also represents a solid foundation for higher studies in the fields of chartering, arbitration, maritime law and international trade.

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

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.

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I found the course very useful and particularly appreciated the practical advice contained in the course material


DGS Marine

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