A vision of synergy for the exchange of knowledge, the forging of bonds and the promotion of the maritime and legal strengths of London gave birth to the London
Shipping Law Centre and provided the basis for 25 years of service to the industry. Over 300 leading maritime professionals, gathered to celebrate the organisation’s 25th anniversary at the Savoy Hotel, London on November 27th.
She was inspired to create something that would break barriers and unite ideas. “I realised that what this great city was lacking was a synergy between the various maritime professionals”, said Dr Sheppard. “I was looking for a magic wand to bring the industry sectors, the legal profession and academia together; and it was this vision of synergy for the exchange of knowledge, the forging of bonds, and the promotion of the maritime and legal strengths of London, that gave birth to the London Shipping Law Centre.”Dr Aleka Sheppard, the LSLC’s Founder and Chairman (a practising arbitrator) opened the celebration by recounting how it all began. After 14 years as a solicitor in shipping practice in the City of London, she switched to teaching and directing the shipping law courses at University College, London.
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