Anna Kaparaki

School of Engineering

I am a Lecturer in Maritime Law at Liverpool John Moores University and a dual-qualified Solicitor, specialising in marine and shipping law matters with particular focus on shipboard and offshore casualty claims, Hull and Machinery (H&M) marine insurance claims, charter-party disputes and fleet purchase transactions.

I am a member of the Law Society of Scotland and a Notary Public in Scotland.

I was called to the Athens Bar Association in 2005 and I am admitted to practice law before all Greek Courts of the First Instance, all Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court in any procedure.

I work as a Solicitor at Mackinnons Solicitors LLP, which is a shipping law firm in Scotland/UK renowned for its clientele in the maritime industry.

Prior to my current roles, I have been working as an associate lawyer for over 10 years in an international law firm based in Athens. I was involved in various maritime law matters, such as in negotiations for the terms and conditions of charterparties, I handled cases related to the sale, transfer and deletion of vessels and I was involved in various casualty claims as well as in litigation related to damages due to sea pollution.

I had been a member of the Board of Directors of AKKED Prometheus- a Mediation Training Centre based in Athens.

I graduated with Distinction from Liverpool John Moores University, after completing a Master of Science in Maritime Operations Management. My master thesis was related to the assessment of the legal challenges associated with the use of electronic bills of lading in the carriage of goods by sea.

I was also awarded an LL.M. in Private International Law from the Athens National and Kapodistrian University.

I am an active member of various maritime organisations, such as Liverpool & North West Propeller Club and WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) UK & International.

I participate actively in various international maritime seminars and events and I am a native speaker in Greek and fluent in English, Italian and German.

Languages

Greek, Modern (1453-)
English
Italian
German

Degrees

2003, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, Law Degree

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Maritime Law, Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Sessional Lecturer in Maritime Law, Mechanical and Maritime Engineering (MME), Faculty of Technology and Engineering (FET), Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - 2020
Guest Lecturer in Maritime Law, Mechanical and Maritime Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - 2019
Module Leader, Chartering -Distance Learning Programme, Seaworks Training and Consultancy Ltd in cooperation with National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2018 - 2019

Postgraduate training

Master of Science (MSc) in Maritime Operations Management, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - 2017
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Private Internationl Law, Greece, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2008 - 2009

Thesis/Dissertation

Kaparaki A. Assessing legal and technical challenges associated with the use of Electronic Bills of Lading in the carriage of goods by sea. Pauline F, Trevor L.

Award:

Listed in the Top 100 Women in the Shipping Industry for 2019, AllAboutShipping.co.uk, http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/02/19/the-www-allaboutshipping-co-uk-top-100-women-in-shipping-for-2019/. 2020

Industrial connections:

Mackinnons Solicitors LLP, Solicitor, https://www.mackinnons.com/people/anna-kaparaki/. 2018

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