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Maritime Law

The Early Days

Norman Letalik

Biography for Norman Letalik

Norman Letalik, MA, LLB, LLM

Connection to MELP

Norman Letalik is a research associate with MELP, and a former faculty member and graduate of the MELP program.

Current position

  • Partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP
  • Adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Law School, where he lectures in the Global Professional LLM Program

Education

  • LLM (Dalhousie University)
  • LLB (Dalhousie University)
  • MA (Kent State University)

Areas of focus

  • Product liability
  • Class actions
  • Maritime and shipping law

Selected publications

Norm has delivered numerous papers and presentations throughout the world, and has written more than 50 publications in many areas of law.

Career highlights

  • Past national head of the following Borden Ladner Gervais focus groups: product liability, information technology, international and ADR
  • Law professor at Dalhousie University, 1980-1986
  • Law professor at the National University of Singapore, 1986–1988



The Scope and Content of Canadian Maritime Law

David Henley

Biography for David Henley

David Henley, BBA, LLB, LLM

Connection to MELP

David Henley currently teaches fisheries law in the MELP, and is a MELP graduate student at Dalhousie Law School.

Current positions

  • Partner in the Halifax office of Stewart McKelvey
  • Brigadier-general in the Army Reserve and deputy commander for the 5th Canadian Division
  • Member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

Education

  • LLM, Dalhousie University
  • LLB, University of New Brunswick
  • BBA, University of New Brunswick

Areas of focus

Broad commercial practice in the areas of maritime, energy and natural resources, and environmental law.

Publications

David Henley has written and presented papers on a variety of subjects at industry seminars, contributed to environmental and maritime law text and been published in a number of legal journals.

Career highlights

  • Awarded the Order of Military Merit in 2010 by the Governor General. Received the Bronze Star from the United States government and the Chief of Defence Staff Commendation for his service in Afghanistan.
  • Past chair of the CBA Environmental Law Subsection, Nova Scotia

 



Personification of Ships

What’s in a name?

Eric Machum

Biography for Eric Machum

Eric Machum, LLM, LLB

Connection to MELP

  • Former graduate student of the Dalhousie Law School
  • Marine Law Specialization Certificate
  • As a summer student with Aldo Chircop

Current position

  • Lawyer at Metcalf & Company
  • Part-time faculty at Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University

Education

  • LLM (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
  • LLB (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
  • LLB (Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, Venezuela)

Areas of focus

  • Marine law
  • Transportation law
  • Insurance law

Selected publications

  • Chapters “The Safety Management of Ships” and “Towage Law” to be published in Maritime Law (eds. A. Chircop et al.) Irwin Law, est. publication 2015. (forthcoming)
  • Introducción al Derecho Marítimo y de Hidrocarburos. One week intensive seminar delivered for Comité de Administración de los Recursos para Capacitación, Lima, Perú, October 14-19, 2013.
  • Will insurance cover that?: A review of the challenges faced by coastal states seeking to recoup costs for removal of wrecks under the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention. Published in The Regulation of International Shipping: International and Comparative Perspectives (eds. A. Chircop et al.) Martinus Nijhoff, 2012.
  • Shifting Focus: Towards Outcome-Based Policy and Regulation-Making for Maritime Safety and Vessel-Source Pollution in Canada. Published in Understanding and Strengthening European Union-Canada Relations in Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance (eds. T. Koivurova, et al.) University of Lapland, 2009.

Career highlights

  • Working on MT Nissos Amorgos oil spill charter party arbitration
  • Negotiating high-value, long-term contracts on behalf of marine clients
  • Various successful litigation files in 2014