One of the advantages of studying at Swansea is the opportunities this might present to our students to connect with the legal practice and shipping, insurance, transport and aviation industry.

On 26 January, the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law  joined forces with the Air Law Group of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) to organise a seminar on risk allocation in aviation contracts. The event was held at the premises of the Royal Aeronautical Society in London and was devoted to risk allocation in contracts for the supply and service of aircraft and related issues such as indemnity clauses. It was pleasing to see that the event was embraced by the London aviation community attracting 70 delegates from a wide range of law firms, insurers and other aviation providers. Also, the Department offered 5 places to its LLM students who wished to participate at this event as delegates. The students who took the opportunity enjoyed the event and were delighted to hear from the heavy weights of aviation industry on legal and practical matters.    Apart from academics from the IISTL, namely Professor Andrew Tettenborn, who chaired a session, and Dr George Leloudas, who delivered a paper on risk allocation in transport law,  the following aviation professionals presented papers at the event:

 Dr Donal Hanley (Aviation Capital Group); Professor B. Patrick Honnebier (University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and Gomez & Bikker Law Offices); Simon Phippard (Bird & Bird);Carol Anderson (MRAeS); Anna Anatolitou (Ince & Co LLP); Dr Laurent Chassot (GBF Attorneys at Law, Geneva), Christopher Smith (Holman Fenwick Willan LLP), Marko Ninkovic (Brit Global Specialty) and Tim Marland (Quadrant Chambers).

Aviation Event (LLM students)

 Caption: Our LLM students with Dr Leloudas and Simon Phippard at the event