The Lord Mustill inaugural lecture
A celebration of the exceptional contribution to jurisprudence by the late Lord Mustill of Pateley Bridge, the first President of the London Shipping Law Centre (1995-2015) took place on June 14th, 2018. Over 200 lawyers, maritime professionals, friends, and Michael’s family, gathered at the Middle Temple Hall to remember him.
The celebration was led by Dr Aleka Sheppard, LSLC’s Founder and Chairman. She paid tribute to Lord Mustill for his unfailing support to the LSLC and its work throughout the 20 years during which he acted as the President. View the tribute by Dr Aleka Sheppard here
Three of England’s most distinguished legal figures – Lord Phillips, Steward Boyd QC, and Sir Richard Aikens – presented their professional and personal recollections of Michael’s life and work. They reflected on his childhood, youth, education, legal career and his exceptional contribution to jurisprudence as advocate, judge and author. They paid tribute to the unfailing and exhaustive intellectual rigour which he brought to all his work.
As one of the foremost judges of his time, his influence on maritime law, commercial law and arbitration was outstanding. He brought great qualities to all parts of the law and wrote penetrating and memorable judgments which remain influential.