Dr Livashnee Naidoo

  • Lecturer in Commercial Law (School of Law)

Biography

Dr Liv Naidoo joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in Commercial Law in January 2020, having previously held a Lectureship in Commercial Law at the University of Cape Town. She obtained her LLB degree (cum laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, her LLM in Shipping Law (with distinction) from the University of Cape Town, and her PhD from the University of Southampton (2019). Her PhD (fully funded as a Commonwealth Scholar) examined the legal regulation of marine insurance contracts through the lens of applied contract theory.

Liv is also an admitted Attorney and Notary of the High Court of South Africa and practiced in the areas of International Trade, Shipping and Insurance Law.

Liv sits on the Executive Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars (Ordinary Member). She is also a member of the British Insurance Law Association, and a member of the Corporate and Financial Law Research Group at the School of Law.

Research interests

  • Commercial Insurance (Contract) Law and Theory
  • International Commercial Law
  • Shipping Law
  • Sustainability and Insurance
  • Smart Technologies in Insurance and Shipping markets.

Liv welcomes applications for PhD supervision in these areas. 

Publications

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Number of items: 12.

2021

Naidoo, L. (2021) Contract law and the legislature: autonomy, expectations, and the making of legal doctrine. Social and Legal Studies, (doi: 10.1177/09646639211029998)[Book Review] (Early Online Publication)

Naidoo, L. (2021) Smart Contractual Networks in the Carriage of Goods by Sea. Revisiting Trade, Transport, and Marine Law: Risk and Technology in Perspective, Gothenburg, Sweden, Mar 2021. (Accepted for Publication)

2020

Naidoo, L. (2020) From the book of lading to blockchain bills of lading: dynamic merchant tradition and private ordering. In: Hutchison, A. and Myburgh, F. (eds.) Research Handbook on International Commercial Contracts. Edward Elgar, pp. 223-243. ISBN 9781788971058

Naidoo, L. (2020) Crewing warranties and the Insurance Act 2015. Maritime Risk International,

Naidoo, L. (2020) Legal Focus: Crewing warranties and the Insurance Act 2015. Insurance Day,

2018

Naidoo, L. (2018) Consumer Protection in Modern Commercial Insurance Contract Law. The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS London), 2018.

Naidoo, L. (2018) The Consumerist Approach to Modern Commercial Insurance Contract Law: Drawing a Line in the Sand? The Society of Legal Scholars' Annual Conference, Queen Mary University London, 2018.

Naidoo, L. (2018) Held Covered Clauses and Altering Rules in Marine Insurance. 6th edition of Transport Law de Lege Ferenda, University of Sassari, 2018.

2016

Naidoo, L. (2016) The Insurance Act 2015: Reflections on Statutory Interpretation and Evolving Values in Insurance Contract Law. The Society of Legal Scholars' Annual Conference, Oxford University, 2016.

2015

Naidoo, L. (2015) The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007: sinking or salvaging South Africa’s wreck removal legislation? South African Law Journal, 132(4), pp. 849-876.

Naidoo, L. (2015) Revisiting the South African (Marine) Insurance Warranty against the English Insurance Act 2015 and the Nordic Marine Insurance Pan of 2013: Viking Inshore Shipping (Pty) Ltd v Mutual and Federal Insurance Company. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 27(3), pp. 560-576.

Naidoo, L. (2015) Legislative Reform of Marine Insurance Contract Law in South Africa. Fourth Worldwide Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, McGill University (Montreal, Canada), 24-26 June 2015.

This list was generated on Fri Sep 17 13:41:16 2021 BST.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Naidoo, L. (2020) Crewing warranties and the Insurance Act 2015. Maritime Risk International,

Naidoo, L. (2020) Legal Focus: Crewing warranties and the Insurance Act 2015. Insurance Day,

Naidoo, L. (2015) The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007: sinking or salvaging South Africa’s wreck removal legislation? South African Law Journal, 132(4), pp. 849-876.

Naidoo, L. (2015) Revisiting the South African (Marine) Insurance Warranty against the English Insurance Act 2015 and the Nordic Marine Insurance Pan of 2013: Viking Inshore Shipping (Pty) Ltd v Mutual and Federal Insurance Company. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 27(3), pp. 560-576.

Book Sections

Naidoo, L. (2020) From the book of lading to blockchain bills of lading: dynamic merchant tradition and private ordering. In: Hutchison, A. and Myburgh, F. (eds.) Research Handbook on International Commercial Contracts. Edward Elgar, pp. 223-243. ISBN 9781788971058

Book Reviews

Naidoo, L. (2021) Contract law and the legislature: autonomy, expectations, and the making of legal doctrine. Social and Legal Studies, (doi: 10.1177/09646639211029998)[Book Review] (Early Online Publication)

Conference or Workshop Item

Naidoo, L. (2021) Smart Contractual Networks in the Carriage of Goods by Sea. Revisiting Trade, Transport, and Marine Law: Risk and Technology in Perspective, Gothenburg, Sweden, Mar 2021. (Accepted for Publication)

Naidoo, L. (2018) Consumer Protection in Modern Commercial Insurance Contract Law. The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS London), 2018.

Naidoo, L. (2018) The Consumerist Approach to Modern Commercial Insurance Contract Law: Drawing a Line in the Sand? The Society of Legal Scholars' Annual Conference, Queen Mary University London, 2018.

Naidoo, L. (2018) Held Covered Clauses and Altering Rules in Marine Insurance. 6th edition of Transport Law de Lege Ferenda, University of Sassari, 2018.

Naidoo, L. (2016) The Insurance Act 2015: Reflections on Statutory Interpretation and Evolving Values in Insurance Contract Law. The Society of Legal Scholars' Annual Conference, Oxford University, 2016.

Naidoo, L. (2015) Legislative Reform of Marine Insurance Contract Law in South Africa. Fourth Worldwide Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, McGill University (Montreal, Canada), 24-26 June 2015.

This list was generated on Fri Sep 17 13:41:16 2021 BST.

Grants

  • Doctoral Scholarship, UK Commonwealth Commission (£90,000)
  • Research Funding, British Insurance Law Association (£700)

 

 

 

 

Teaching

  • Business Organisations
  • Commercial Law (Common Law and Scots Law)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (LLM)
  • Insurance and Financial Markets (LLM)
  • International Sales and Finance (LLM)

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2021: Doctoral College Research Award (University of Southampton)
  • 2019: Top 200 Young South Africans - Law & Justice (Mail& Guardian)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2020 - 2023: Executive Committee Member, Society of Legal Scholars
  • 2020: Committee Member, Staff Forum
  • 2020: Member, Corporate and Financial Law Research Group
  • 2016: Member, British Insurance Law Association
  • 2009: Member, The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

Selected international presentations

  • 2021: Dissent in Insurance Law (University of Glasgow/British Insurance Law Association)
  • 2020: Co-Organiser and Co-Chair: AI and the Future of Law Webinar (University of Glasgow)
  • 2020: Invited Speaker: British Insurance Law Association, Annual Lecture Series (London)
  • 2019: Invited Speaker: Anglo-Chinese Maritime Law & Practice in Transition Conference II (University of Southampton)
  • 2019: Invited Speaker: Differential Treatment in Insurance Law: Collateral Damage? Symposium (Koç University)
  • 2017: Organiser of a Panel Session: Younger Comparativists Committee, American Society of Comparative Law 6th Annual Conference (Koç University)

Additional information

Public Consultations

  • 2020, EU, Co-Contributor to the Responses for the Consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy.