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Livashnee Naidoo

Ms Livashnee Naidoo

Livashnee is a lecturer in the Department of Commercial law and joined the Faculty in 2013. Her research interests are in commercial law, maritime law and marine insurance law. Livashnee has published in the areas of maritime and insurance law and presents her research at various international conferences.

Livashnee graduated with a LLB degree (cum laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and with a LLM degree in Shipping Law from the University of Cape Town (with distinction). She was awarded the Captain Bob Deacon award for being the best student in Maritime law and was awarded a distinction for her LLM dissertation. Prior to joining academia, Livashnee practiced as an attorney and notary specialising in admiralty litigation and the non-contentious aspects of shipping law at a leading shipping law firm in South Africa. She has worked primarily for ship owners and operators and has worked extensively with the P&I clubs in SA and abroad. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and has been the recipient of several national and international professional awards by the ICS. She was also a member of the Education sub-committee of the ICS South Africa.

Livashnee is currently on leave for three years as she is reading for a Ph.D at the Institute of Maritime Law/Insurance Law Group at the University of Southampton. She is a fully funded Commonwealth Scholar and has also been awarded funding by the British Insurance Law Association (BILA) for her research. Her research is in the area of risk control terms in marine insurance law.

Livashnee co-teaches Marine Insurance law (LLM), International Trade and Maritime Law (LLB), Business law and Maritime Arbitration as part of the Commercial Arbitration course (LLM).