EU Passenger Liability Regulation now applies to domestic voyages on Class A vessels.



The 2009 EU Passenger Liability Regulation applies the 2002 Protocol to the Athens Convention throughout the EU and the EEA, but has wider effect in that it also applies to domestic voyages within the EU and the EEA. This was subject to deferral by nine Member States, including the UK, for four years after the coming into effect of the Regulation for vessels in Class A. From 31.12.2016 the UK will apply the Regulation to domestic voyages within the UK on ships in Class A. The deferral in respect of Class B vessels will expire on 30.12.2018.

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Professor Simon Baughen

Professor Simon Baughen was appointed as Professor of Shipping Law in September 2013 (previously Reader at the University of Bristol Law School). Simon Baughen studied law at Oxford and practised in maritime law for several years before joining academia. His research interests lie mainly in the field of shipping law, but also include the law of trusts and the environmental law implications of the activities of multinational corporations in the developing world. Simon's book on Shipping Law, has run to seven editions (soon to be eight) and is already well-known to academics and students alike as by far the most learned and approachable work on the subject. Furthermore, he is now the author of the very well-established practitioner's work Summerskill on Laytime. He has an extensive list of publications to his name, including International Trade and the Protection of the Environment, and Human Rights and Corporate Wrongs - Closing the Governance Gap. He has also written and taught extensively on commercial law, trusts and environmental law. Simon is a member of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, a University Research Centre within the School of Law, and he currently teaches at Swansea on the LLM in:Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air; Charterparties Law and Practice; International Corporate Governance.

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