Attendees were drawn from diverse backgrounds including the shipping industry, academia, the UK, Africa, Asia and Europe.

By City Press Office(City Press Office), Published


On 27 May 2022, after a hiatus of one cancelled conference in 2020 and an online conference in 2021, the London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Group’s 12th annual conference was successfully held in person in The City Law School's new building.

The LUMLP group was established in 2010 with Professor Jason Chuah as the founding director. It is currently hosted at The City Law School with key involvement now from a good number of law schools in the UK and elsewhere with a scholarly interest in maritime law.

This conference, as a matter of convention, is organised by PhD researchers in maritime law.

This year’s successful conference was organised by Raphael Esu, supported by staff and students from the City Law School, including Ali Movaghar, André Camargo Galvão, Dr Pia Rebelo, Dr Sepideh Harrasi, Ms Sandy Meredith, Dr Lijun Zhao and Mr Jeffrey Thomson.


The research papers presented at the conference covered a range of topical and conceptually challenging subjects in maritime law including autonomous shipping, blockchain technology in shipping and trade, protection of port workers, legal harmonisation, sustainable shipping, ship to ship transfers and others.

The presenters were chosen on the basis of their abstract submissions; this year as before attracted more submissions that places on the programme. Attendees were from diverse professional backgrounds – from the shipping industry to academia, from the UK to Africa, Asia and Europe.


The conference ended with a call to continue punching above our weight in making a contribution to maritime law development in the light of the many global challenges in this important field of human activity.

More photos from the conference are available at: (2) London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group | Groups | LinkedIn