After Cheeki Rafiki, what next? A unique two hour lecture by Karim Khalil QC


4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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Marwell Hotel
Thompsons Lane, Colden Common , Winchester SO21 1JY, Hampshire, SO21 1JY

The harrowing sinking in May 2014 and subsequent high profile court case of the yacht Cheeki Rafiki, concluding earlier this year, has resulted in an extended debate over the safety of modern sailing boats and the Regulations surrounding them. The yacht, a Bénéteau First 40.7, lost her keel about 720 nautical miles Southeast of Nova Scotia and subsequently capsized. Rescue services found her upturned hull before it sank but the crew comprising four English men was never found.

Karim Khalil QC, who played a central role in the case defending Douglas Innes, is delivering a one-off lecture at the Marwell Hotel near Winchester on Thursday 26th July from 16.00 to 18.00 and will take questions. The lecture, which is offered to a closed audience by invitation only, is open to real-time and online delegates who can join from any location in the world. It will not be recorded.

Photo credit: Solent
Photo credit: Solent

Karim Khalil QC is one of our most respected Queen’s Council. He is highly experienced in a wide range of work having been called to the bar in 1984 and taken Silk in 2003 whilst prosecuting the Soham murders. Recently he successfully represented Douglas Innes in a case that particularly interests all coding surveyors – the Cheeki Rafiki case. This raised a number of notable lessons, not only for mariners and surveyors but also for the MCA whose approach to maritime Regulations came under considerable criticism. Karim will take us through those lessons and share his thoughts on what the industry and the MCA need to do next.

The cost of the lecture, to include one drink per person, (real-time delegates only) is just £40. To register and pay online please use the form below. If joining in an online capacity, your Zoom instructions will be sent to you by email.


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