Examination of elements of procedure specific to litigation arising under substantive maritime law and, more particularly, to claims asserted in rem in the Federal Court and in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against ships or other property.
William Moreira, QC, FCIArb, is a partner in the Halifax office of Stewart McKelvey. He has practised for more than thirty-five years in admiralty and commercial litigation and public law litigation, appearing before all levels of court in Nova Scotia, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada, and served as counsel and as an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations. Mr Moreira is former president (2005–2007) of the Canadian Maritime Law Association, former chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s national Maritime Law Section, a titulary member of the Comité Maritime International, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and former chair of the Maritime and Energy Law Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is a part-time faculty member in the Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, and a former chair of the Mission to Seafarers, Halifax.