About the Author
Jennifer Lavelle is a Post-Graduate Researcher and Tutor in Law, Law School, University of Southampton. Her research primarily focuses on private international law and marine insurance, as well as maritime labour law. Jennifer is also a member of the Insurance Law Research Group, University of Southampton, and Gray's Inn, London, as well as the general editor and co-founder of www.aviationlaw.euAriadne Abel is an Associate Economic Officer at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Secretariat.Dr Adrian Attard is a lawyer with Fenech and Fenech Associates, where he specialises in Maritime Law and Marine Litigation.Dr Paul Gonzi is also a lawyer with Fenech and Fenech Associates, where he specialises in computer and communications lawDr John A C Cartner is a is practicing maritime lawyer, a designated Proctor in Admiralty, a chartered naval architect, has had several commands of oceanic tank and container vessels, and is a current licensee of the U. S. Coast Guard as Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons upon Oceans with endorsements including STCW.Mateusz Bek is a Research Fellow with the Insurance Law Research Group at the University of Southampton. He focuses on Maritime Law, with particular emphasis placed upon Carriage of Goods by Sea, International Trade Law, Marine Insurance and Yachting Law. Johanna Hjalmarsson is the Informa Senior Research Fellow in Maritime and Commercial Law; Member, Institute of Maritime Law; Member, Insurance Law Research Group; Southampton Law School, University of Southampton.Denis Nifontov graduated from the University of Bristol in 2008, having studied for an LLB in Law and German, during which he spent a year in Germany studying at the Faculty of Law of the University of Goettingen. Denis then proceeded to read for an LL.M (Maritime Law) at the University of Southampton. Since graduating, Denis has been working in the Marine Insurance industry in the UK. R Graham Caldwell is a PhD candidate at University of Southampton, currently on sabbatical whilst acting as contract manager for Titan Salvage on the Costa `Concordia' Wreck Removal Project. Graham was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in September 2010.Dr Alexandros X.M. Ntovas Lecturer at the University of Southampton Law School, where he teaches in the areas of Public International and European Law, with emphasis on dispute settlement and environmental law. He is also Member of the Institute of Maritime Law where he researches and provides legal consultancy on navigational freedoms and practice as well as on issues regarding public aspects of piracy and other issues of contemporary safety and security of ships.Julie Carlton (Seafarer Safety and Health Manager in MCA) is responsible for implementing the MLC in UK legislation. Neil Atkinson (Audit Operations Lead) is responsible for putting in place arrangements for the practical implementation of the MCA (e.g. training of surveyors and arranging MLC inspections).