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Ryan Bernard Receives Jim Davey Award

November 16th, 2018

Bernard LLP articled student, Ryan Bernard, is the recipient of the Jim Davey Award from the Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s 2017-2018 Student Paper Competition for his paper entitled  “Autonomous Shipping and Seaworthiness: How Emerging Technologies Will Affect the Carriage of Goods By Sea”.   

This is a significant achievement for Ryan and a reflection of his hard work and dedication to the law.   The paper considered how the emergence of different types of autonomous technology, from partial to full automation of vessels, may affect the legal concept of seaworthiness .  

If you would like a copy of the paper please contact Ryan at

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