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Laytime and Demurrage Masterclass

Advanced-level training exploring the legal complexities and calculation of laytime and demurrage. Benefit and learn from 20+ years of experience.

A fully interactive, advanced 2-day training course consisting of workshops, practical sessions and case studies.

A big thank you

Thank you to everyone who attended the Laytime & Demurrage Seminar in 2018!

Highlights from the 2018 masterclass

What stops the laytime clock

In this essential session, Marcus Dodds, Partner, Solicitor - Master Mariner, Reed Smith examined exceptions clauses, multiple charters and implied exceptions.


Successful dispute handling

A dispute resolution guru – Andrew Pearson, Barrister at 7KBW – assessed which documents are essential, examined mediation, litigation and arbitration.

Profitable use of laytime and demurrage

What are the factors which can increase your bottom line when dealing with laytime and demurrage?

Attendees benefited from
  • Detailed discussions on laytime and demurrage claims handling and disputes

  • Laytime calculations in the practical sessions and discussions of various case studies 

  • The complexities of when laytime starts and stops

  • Understanding commercial contract terms and clauses

Interactive case studies and workshops
  • Number-crunching in action session where attendees calculated laytime and demurrage for dry cargo and tanker trade 
  • Private cases and queries were sent to lecturers for discussion in the practical workshop 
  • Practical session on how to make a successful claim 
Learning objectives

Attendees learned how to:

  • Calculate laytime and ensure they are to their advantage
  • Reduce time and money spent outsourcing dispute resolution with tips on how to effectively manage and resolve disputes
  • Solve complex claims on wet and dry laytime and avoid common pitfalls in claims
  • Practical issues relating to laytime and demurrage cases 

Laytime & Demurrage 2018 in numbers

days of intensive training
years of educating maritime professionals
practical sessions, case studies and workshops

Who should attend?

This course is relevant to all maritime professionals who require advanced-level training on laytime and demurrage cases, including:

  • Ship owners
  • Ship managers
  • Charterers
  • Insurers
  • Lawyers

Do you qualify for CPD hours?

This seminar is worth 12 CPD hours. Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, part of Informa UK Ltd is an accredited trainer with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is the world’s largest provider of professional development courses and academic education qualifications for the maritime industry. Our exceptional programmes are carefully designed both in-house and in partnership with renowned educational bodies.

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