Admiralty Jurisdiction & Practice
CML5624F ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION AND PRACTICE
Higher postgraduate course, first semester.
30 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9
Convener: Associate Professor G Bradfield
Course entry requirements: Students wishing to register for this course are required to have an
LLB or equivalent degree.
The course traces the history of Admiralty jurisdiction from its origins in English law to the enactment of the Admiralty Jurisdiction Regulation Act, 1983.
The course covers current Admiralty practice in South Africa, including the courts’ Admiralty jurisdiction and their powers to decline to exercise that jurisdiction and of joinder; maritime claims and their enforcement; actions and arrests in rem; actions in personam and attachments; associated ship arrests; security arrests; security for claims and costs; evidence, inspection and examination procedures; judicial sales and ranking of claims against funds in court.
The course also deals with the International Ship Arrest Conventions and Admiralty jurisdiction in comparative jurisdictions.
DP requirements: None
Assessment: Coursework 25%, June examination 75%