The drafting and promotion of the Admiralty Jurisdiction Regulation Act, No. 105 of 1983.
The drafting and promotion of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, No. 1 of 1986.
The drafting and promotion of the Wreck and Salvage Act, No. 94 of 1996.
The drafting and promotion of the Sea Transport Documents Act, No. 65 of 2000.
Close association with the South African Maritime Safety Authority and the Department of Transport in respect of the drafting and promotion of the Ship Registration Act, No. 58 of 1998 and a general revision of the South African Merchant Shipping Act, No. 57 of 1951.
The establishment of the Reinecke Commision into small – boat safety.
Involvement in all aspects of legislation directed at the prevention of oil and other marine pollution, including advising the government authorities on international conventions regulating such pollution.
Re-establishment of liaison between the search and rescue operations conducted by the Coast Guard and Silvermine.
The drafting of a Ships Mortgages Act and a Marine Insurance Act.
commentary on, and negotiating provisions of a proposed Small Craft Act.
Negotiations for the exemption of the shipping industry from the provisions of the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act.
The identification of conventions which are of concern to the shipping industry in South Africa.
The involvement of members of MLA in advising the South Africa Government on matters of maritime policy and in serving on the National Maritime Advisory Council, the Transport Advisory Council, the Maritime Transport Policy World Group, the Committee of Enquiry into a National Maritime Policy for the Republic of South Africa and the Maritime Transport Policy Working Group.
The founding of the Steven Wallace Maritime Trust to provide funding for maritime law education within South Africa.