LLM Curriculum

Marine Insurance Law


Higher postgraduate course, second semester.

30 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9

Convener: Associate Professor G Bradfield

Course entry requirements: See Rules for LLM and MPhil Degrees.

Course outline:

The course aim is to familiarise students with the law of marine insurance law. It focuses on the law of marine insurance in South Africa, but also has significant international and comparative elements. In outline, the courses covers the history of marine insurance law as the basis for modern premium insurance law, from its origins in the marine insurance practices of the medieval Italian city states, and reception in Europe and England; general principles of insurance law having application in marine insurance, including insurable interest, disclosure, warranties and exceptions; risk and causation; subrogation and abandonment; claims procedures; the workings of the local and Lloyd’s insurance markets and practices, and possible areas of law reform.

DP requirements: None

Assessment: Coursework 25%, November examination 75%