For the past few years Kennedys, a global firm specialising in various legal commercial sectors, and particularly insurance, has generously sponsored a prize for Swansea’s marine insurance module.

This year's highest mark in marine insurance was achieved by Yuan Qiao, who will be benefitting from both a cash prize and the opportunity to intern with the firm.

The award was presented at a lunch in Kennedys' London office, by Partner Michael Biltoo. Michael is a Swansea graduate, and a specialist in the marine and shipping sector, who principally represents owners, charterers, freight forwarders and cargo insurers in a variety of shipping and transport related matters.

Speaking of his achievement, Yuan stated:

"I am very grateful for my university and professors for supporting my learning, and to Kennedys, such a prestigious firm, for giving me this chance."

Speaking after the event Dr Kurtz-Shefford, who accompanied Yuan with Professor Soyer to Kennedys, said:

“It is a great pleasure to be associated with such an inspiring law firm. This is a clear indication of the respect Swansea LLM programmes get from practice and this close association with Kennedys no doubt provides excellent opportunities for our students. We wish Yuan all the best in his professional life which we have no doubt will be a very successful one.”       

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