Dr Tabetha Kurtz-Shefford
Senior Lecturer
LLM Shipping & Trade
Telephone: (01792) 543579
Room: Office - 101
First Floor
Digital Technium
Singleton Campus

Tabetha Kurtz-Shefford was appointed as a lecturer in commercial and maritime law in 2013. She is a graduate of Bristol University and holds a Masters degree in Law from Bristol (2008) and an LLM in Commercial and Maritime Law from Swansea University (2010). She is LPC qualified (Oxford University and Oxford Brookes).
She is currently researching for her doctoral thesis on civil liability regimes for offshore oil pollution damage and has published on the subject.
Her interests extend broadly through maritime, contract and tort law and her teaching experience includes undergraduate teaching in contract and tort law and postgraduate teaching in various aspects of maritime law.
Tabetha will be involved in the delivery of the new LLM module of Oil and Gas Law.

Areas of Expertise

  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Admiralty Law


  1. Liability for offshore facility pollution damage after the Deepwater Horizon? What happened to the global solution?. The Journal of International Maritime Law 16(6), 453-474.


  • LOGIC Mobile Drilling Rigs Standard Form Contracts: An Analysis. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Tabetha Kurtz-Shefford
    Other supervisor: Prof Simon Baughen

Research Groups

  • Member

    Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law


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