School of Law

Dr Tina Loverdou, LLB (Queen Mary, University of London), LLM (LSE, University of London), PhD (CCLS, Queen Mary, University of London); Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales


Lecturer in Shipping and Insurance Law

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 882 6186
Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields


Dr Tina Loverdou joined CCLS in September 2012. She is a Lecturer in Shipping and Insurance Law, and Associate Director of the Insurance Law Institute. Tina is the Academic and Programme Director of the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece).

She holds an LLB from Queen Mary, University of London (2001), an LLM on Corporate and Commercial Law from the London School of Economics, University of London (2002) and a PhD from Queen Mary University of London (2006). During her PhD study, she was awarded the Herchel Smith Scholarship.

She trained and qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2008) and is a Member of the Law Society and the Athens Bar Association. She is a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and may from time to time accept appointment as arbitrator.  

Tina has worked both in private practice in London as a corporate and commercial solicitor and as in-house General Counsel for an international shipping company (based in Piraeus, Greece). She has also worked in-house for a major International Group P&I Club (based in London).

Postgraduate Teaching

  • QLLM140 Marine Insurance Law
  • QLLM147 International Shipping Law
  • QLLM183 Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Clubs: Law and Practice
  • QLLM050 International Commercial Law


Tina’s research interests include international shipping law (and, in particular all areas of wet shipping law), marine insurance law, maritime arbitration and international commercial law.

Her current research focus is on the operation and practice of P&I Clubs, piracy and specialized piracy arbitration, and the marine insurance cover afforded to damage caused to coral reefs as a result of maritime collisions, groundings and pollution.


  • ‘Thoughts on some piracy implications for marine insurance’, (2012) Shipping & Trade Law 12(6), 4-7
  • “From the Gulf of Aden to the Gulf of Guinea: Lessons Learned and Best Practices to be Employed by the Insurance Industry” in Securing State Recovery: Sustaining Momentum at Sea, Confronting Instability on Land (Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, Dubai, 2014) prepared in the context of the 4th UAE Counter-Piracy Conference (UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 29-30 October 2014, Dubai)


Tina welcomes students in all areas of her expertise and current research interests.

Current PhD students

  • Ming-Yu Bob Kao: “The Effects of Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea in Marine Insurance and Shipping Law” (acting as 1st supervisor)