Module Details

LW619-7-AU-CO: Marine Insurance

Year: 2017/18
Department: Law (School of)
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Dr Anna Antoniou
Teaching Staff: Dr Anna Mari Antoniou
Contact details: School of Law, University of Essex, Telephone 01206 872892, email

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

Marine Insurance is one of the backbone contracts to an international sale and carriage transaction and this module introduces students to the structure and formation of that contract. It includes the protection of ships, cargoes and energy interests where we will look at the impact of the London markets on the practice of insurance and the key relationships and legal obligations of the parties involved. We focus on the concept of insurable interest and the principles of utmost good faith and subrogation with particular reference to the Marine Insurance Act 1906. 2015 has brought the biggest change in Insurance Law for over 100 years with the Insurance Act 2015 recieving Royal Assent, coming into force in 2016. As this is a transitional year, students will benefit from learning the foundations of the law from the Marine Insurance Act 1906 and the new exciting law of the Insurance Act 2015.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Weekly two-hour seminars


100 per cent Coursework Mark


An essay of 5000 words (excluding bibliography).


  • Bennett, H. Law of Marine Insurance
  • Gilman, J. Arnould's Law of Marine Insurance and Average
  • Rose, F, Marine Insurance: Law and Practice
  • Thomas, R. The Modern Law of Marine Insurance
  • Merkin, R. Marine Insurance Legislation

Further information

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Ebeneezer Adodo
    Institution: The University of Leicester
    Academic Role: Associate Professor of Commercial Law