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Dr Craig Laverick

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Craig received a Diploma in Norwegian in 2006 from Jeløy Folkehøgskole, following the award of a full scholarship from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London.  He returned to England in 2006, and obtained his LLB (Hons.) degree from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2008.  Craig went on to study at Northumbria University and graduated with a LLM in International Commercial Law in 2010.  He was awarded the University of Central Lancashire’s sole scholarship in 2010, to study for a PhD part-time under the supervision of Professor Keyuan Zou and Professor Richard Taylor.  Craig submitted his thesis in 2017.

Before joining Northumbria Law School as a senior lecturer in 2017, Craig had been a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (2012-2016), a guest lecturer at the Staatliche Seefahrtschule in Cuxhaven, Germany (2016), and a visiting professor at the University of Mauritius (2014). Craig is currently a visiting professor at Chandigarh University, India.

Craig has been recognised as an innovative lecturer; receiving an award in 2014 for his creative and innovative teaching methods, and being asked by leading publishing houses to write about his experience and expertise.

Craig is the Module Tutor for the Maritime Law Module and he teaches on a number of commercial law modules across a range of the Law School’s programmes.

Craig Laverick

Campus Address

Room 110
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


Research interests in the regulation of maritime safety and maritime disasters, autonomous shipping, the ISM Code, corporate manslaughter, and Technology Enhanced/Learning (TEL).

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • ISM Complacency: can the criminal law help?, Laverick, C. 2018
  • The International Safety Management (ISM) Code 2002: A failed attempt to regulate the safety culture of the international maritime community?, Laverick, C. Jun 2018, The Law & Society Association's Annual Conference
  • The 2007 Bourbon Dolphin Incident: Legal Issues and the Future of the ISM Code, Laverick, C. 2016
  • Using Poll Everywhere to Improve the Student Experience: Increasing Confidence and Encouraging, Laverick, C. 2015, Creative Education, Teaching and Learning Creativity, Engagement and the Student Experience, London, Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISM lessons from Bourbon Dolphin, Laverick, C. 2011

  • Ismail Yilmaz Kan The relationship between Exemplary (Punitive) Damage and Fraudulent Claims in the context of Marine Insurance Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Alperen Tas Digital Transformation in Maritime Trade with Blockchain Technology: A Contractual Approach Specific to Bills of Lading Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Ewa Szewczyk Tortious liability for collisions involving unmanned and autonomous marine surface ships and its implications for marine liability insurance in English law. Start Date: 01/03/2019

  • PhD April 24 2018
  • PGCLTHE October 01 2016
  • CertHE June 01 2015
  • LLM June 24 2010
  • LLB (Hons) June 19 2008
  • Language Studies (other/general) Diploma May 01 2006
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA
  • Member of The Nautical Institute MNI

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