12th Cad


From Titanic to Concordia: the Achilles Heel of Passenger Ships was the theme of the 12th Cadwallader event, organised by the London Shipping Law Centre Maritime Business Forum. It was held at the Gibson Hall, Bishopsgate, London on 26th November 2012 and attended by 300 members of the Centre and their guests.


The event began with a champagne reception, courtesy of Platinum sponsors Holman Fenwick Willan, during which members and guests were entertained with a classical repertoire provided by a quartet from Oxford Philomusica. The performance was sponsored by George Tsavliris, Chairman of the Oxford Philomusica Trust.

Dr Aleka Sheppard, LSLC Founder and Chairman

A welcome address was given by Dr Aleka Sheppard, Founder and Chairman, LSLC Maritime Business Forum who expressed her appreciation to the Centre’s members and guests, representing a wide cross section of the maritime industry and the judiciary, for attending this event.  She praised the event’s sponsors for their unremitting support without which an event of this calibre could not take place, thereby losing the momentum of the Cad tradition of tackling difficult issues of international law and regulation in a neutral forum.

Tribute to Lord Mustill
Dr Sheppard presents Lord Mustill with his gift, Lady Caroline Mustill seated at left

Dr Sheppard led a tribute to the Centre’s President, Lord Mustill of Pateley Bridge. He was presented with a solid silver trireme boat donated by Council member George Tsalviris, on behalf of the Centre.

Lord Mustill’s career, achievements and personal qualities were recalled by his friend and colleague Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers.

Jonathan Webb of HFW

Jonathan Webb, a partner with principal sponsors Holman Fenwick Willan, announced that his firm would make an extra Christmas financial donation to the Mission to Seafarers to reflect his organisation’s appreciation of Lord Mustill’s contribution to the development of commercial, particularly maritime, law.  After a toast and to rapturous applause, Lord Mustill thanked the LSLC and HFW for their generosity.

The Symposium
Lord Clark of Stone –cum-Ebony

Dr Stephen Payne OBE

Rear Admiral John Lang DL

The Symposium presentations followed, led by Dr. Stephen Payne OBE, former Chief Naval Architect for Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding and by Rear Admiral John Lang DL, the UK’s former Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents. Dr Payne and Rear Admiral Lang answered questions from the floor. The session was chaired by Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony.

Dinner was followed by a forum discussion with questions and answers and guests drawing on their own professional experiences interacting with those of the two speakers.

Sir Anthony Colman

A vote of thanks was extended to Lord Clake, speakers, contributors and organisers by Sir Anthony Colman, LSLC Council Chairman.

Some members of the judiciary in attendance

The Centre is Grateful to its Sponsors and Supporters

Downloads and links to addresses, presentations and Q & A session:

The event Programme

Podcast – The event was captured and has been published as a 2 part podcast
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Click here to find Part 2

Introduction and Welcome from Dr Sheppard
Tribute to Lord Mustill
Dr Stephen Payne OBE
Rear Admiral John Lang DL 
Forum Discussion Q & A session
Vote of thanks Sir Anthony Colman, Chairman of the LSLC Council

Articles on the event – In the News…

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