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Associate Professor Graham Bradfield

After graduating with Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Natal, Durban, Graham Bradfield practised as an attorney in Durban before being appointed a lecturer in Commercial Law at UCT. He graduated with a Master of Laws degree in Shipping Law from the University of Cape Town. After a brief stint in legal practice in Australia and in Cape Town, he rejoined the Faculty in 2004.

Graham Bradfield's research and teaching interests lie in the fields of Shipping Law; International Trade Law; Contract Law; Credit; Security and Insolvency Law.



Admiralty Jurisdiction and Practice (LLM)

Carriage of Goods by Sea (LLM)

International Commercial Transactions Law (LLM)

Maritime Law (LLM)

Marine Insurance Law (LLM)


Christie's The Law of Contract in South Africa 7th ed (2016)

'Shipping Law' in WA Joubert (ed) The Law of South Africa vol 25 2nd ed Replacement (2016)

'Carriage in WA Joubert (ed) The Law of South Africa vol 3 3rd ed (2013)

'Sale' in Principles of the Law of Sale & Lease 3rd ed (2012)

Chapters on 'The National Credit Act' in MA Fouché et al Legal Principles of Contracts and Commercial Law 7th ed (2012)

'Shipping Law' in WA Joubert The Law of South Africa vol 25(2) 2nd ed (2012)

RH Christie and GB Bradfield Christies Law of Contract in South Africa 6th ed (2011)

'Sale' in Kahn et al Principles of the Law of Sale & Lease 2nd ed by G Bradfield and K Lehmann (2010)

Chapters on 'Special Contracts', 'Sale', 'The National Credit Act' and 'Principles of Property Law' in Debbie Collier-Reed & Karin Lehmann Basic Principles of Business Law 2nd ed (2010)

'Pilotage' in JE Hare Shipping Law and Admiralty Jurisdiction In South Africa 2nd ed (2009)

Chapters on 'Agency', 'Artificial Persons', 'Carriage', Deposit', Donation' 'Insolvent Persons', 'Loan', Partnership' and 'Suretyship' in Francois du Bois (ed) Wille's Principles of South African Law 9th ed (2007)

'Guilt by Association: Associated Ship Arrests in South African Admiralty Law' 2005 Part 2 May Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 234-52.