London Syndicate 2 is responsible for services to Members based in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Croatia, Scandinavia, North and South Africa and UK.

Duty Executive Mobile: +44 7768 143884
Fax no: +44 20 7549 4221/4
Team mailbox: LS2.ukclub@thomasmiller.com

Please use the team mailbox for all case related matters so that they are dealt with centrally. Using the team mailbox ensures that in the absence of the claims handler there is no delay in retrieving your message.

Nick Milner

Syndicate Manager

Nick Milner
work +44 20 7204 2128
cell +44 7880 087856

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Nick joined TM(H) in 1999. Nick specialises in both P&I claims and FD&D disputes. He is a qualified barrister with experience in a ship operating company and a marine litigation firm in Piraeus. He was appointed Deputy Syndicate Manager in September 2014 for the Piraeus office, but as of July 2015 has joined the London team as Syndicate Manager for LS2.


Richard Case

Senior Claims Director

Richard Case
work +44 20 7204 2402
cell +44 7768 555963

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Richard joined Thomas Miller in 1985 having previously worked with solicitors. His work has been with South American, London-based Greek, Monegasque, Italian and Spanish Members.


Jeff Lock

Senior Claims Director

Jeff Lock
work +44 20 7204 2119
cell +44 7557 014284

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Jeff joined Thomas Miller in December 2011 having spent 11 years working as a solicitor with a major London maritime law firm. As well as being a qualified solicitor, Jeff has 18 years seagoing experience on a wide range of ship types, predominantly oil and petrochemical tankers. He has been a Senior Claims Director since January 2013.

Jeff represents the UK Club on International Group (IG) sub-committees for Salvage & Wreck Removal and Pilotage.


Amy Lovseth

Senior Claims Director

Amy Lovseth
work +44 20 7204 2318
cell +44 7827 252845

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Amy Lovseth joined Thomas Miller (Americas) as a claims executive in June 2004 after completing a LL.M. in Maritime Law from the University of Oslo in Norway. While in Norway, Amy worked as a trainee at Wiikborg Rein and in the law department at Norsk Hydro.

 Amy was made Vice president in 2010 and handles claims for both the UK P&I Club and the UK Defence Club. She has recently joined LS2 from New Jersey.


Alan Speed

Senior Claims Director

Alan Speed
work + 44 20 7204 2338
cell +44 7818 014636

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Alan is a qualified solicitor with 20 years experience at an international law firm specialising in shipping. He has a degree in maritime business and law and 14 years experience at sea up to the rank of Chief Officer working on a wide variety of ship types.


Michael Cox

Senior Claims Director - UK Defence

Michael Cox
work +44 20 7204 2123
cell +44 7717 727521

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Michael is a qualified solicitor with 25 years experience of working in maritime claims, initially with a leading law firm before joining another P&I Club. He moved to Thomas Miller in 2012 where he has overall responsibility for the management of Defence Club claims for Members serviced by Syndicate LS2.


Laura Grant

Claims Executive

Laura Grant
work +44 20 7204 2281
cell +44 7920 298310

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Laura joined the company in 2012 and was employed in the European Regional Service Team for two years where she provided administrative support to all three Syndicates. In 2014 Laura joined London Syndicate 2 as a Trainee Claims Executive and has since been promoted from her trainee status. Laura is currently dealing with the German membership and is studying for her P&I Qualification.


Hannah Charles

Senior Claims Executive

Hannah Charles
work +44 20 7204 2399
cell +44 7826 896 718

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Hannah is a qualified solicitor, specialising in shipping law. Hannah trained and then worked with a London firm focused in the maritime sector for 18 months post qualification before joining another International Group Club, where she worked for 4 years handling both P&I and defence matters for members in the UK, the Americas and Northern Europe. Hannah holds a degree in French and Spanish.


Ioana Gonciari

Senior Claims Executive

Ioana Gonciari
work +44 20 7204 2117
cell +44 7920 028779

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Ioana joined Thomas Miller in 2009 after spending four years working in another International Group P&I Club, where she handled P&I and Defence claims mainly for Greek shipowners. She is dual-qualified as a lawyer in both England & Wales and Romania and holds Master's degrees in Maritime Law from Southampton University and European Law from Paris. Ioana is fluent in French and Romanian.


Michael Greenwood

Senior Claims Executive

Michael Greenwood
work +44 20 7204 2411
cell +44 7766 134156

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Michael is a qualified solicitor, specialising in shipping law. Michael trained at a major international law firm where he enjoyed a secondment to its Athens office. Following qualification Michael spent three years at a well regarded shipping law practice in London before joining Thomas Miller in 2013.


Amanda Hastings

Claims Executive

Amanda Hastings
work +44 20 7204 2161
cell +44 7827 258207

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Amanda joined Thomas Miller as a claims handler in January 2015 from HFW, where she worked in shipping litigation. Prior to this she worked in supply chain management for an international retailer. Amanda has recently joined LS2 from the Club’s People Claims Syndicate and now deals primarily with the German membership.  A  fluent German speaker, Amanda read Law at Sheffield University and Trier University. She is currently studying for the postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) and is about to complete the International Group’s P&I Qualification. Amanda is actively involved with the London Shipping community and sits on the Young Maritime Professionals Committee for the London Shipping Law Centre.


Lyall Hickson

Senior Claims Executive

Lyall Hickson
work +44 20 7204 2404
cell +44 7500 332 272

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Lyall joined Thomas Miller in June 2012 from the shipping department of a leading London solicitor, where he was a Senior Associate. Prior to that he was a Senior Associate in the marine, energy and trade department of another leading firm. Lyall is dual qualified as a lawyer in both England and Australia. He has degrees in law and communications.  His main responsibilities are claims management, claims consultancy and general claims advice.


George Huxley

Claims Executive

George Huxley
work +44 20 7204 2718

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George joined Thomas Miller as a claims handler in 2015 having previously obtained a First Class Honours LLB as an undergraduate in London. He handles an increasingly diverse range of non-People P&I claims and some FD&D matters for the Greek, Italian and UK-based Members.  Prior to joining the LS2 Claims team he completed an internship in the Club’s Marketing Department and numerous work experience placements within the maritime insurance sector.


Ben Johnson

Claims Executive

Ben Johnson
work +44 20 7204 2696
cell +44 7917 615 929

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Ben started in early 2015 having previously worked as a claims executive at another IG P&I Club. Prior to that he was a marine claims adjuster advising on H&M and General Average claims at a leading average adjusting firm. He has a degree in International History and Politics and completed both the Graduate Diploma in Law course and LPC.


Christopher Karageorgis

Claims Executive

Christopher Karageorgis
work +44 20 7204 2217
cell +44 7879 662994

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Christopher started in early 2014 as a Trainee Claims Executive, having previously studied Ancient Greek and Latin at University College London and qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters LLP in 2013. A fluent Greek speaker with good working knowledge of French and Spanish, he focuses on supporting the Mediterranean Membership.


Filip Koscielecki

Claims Executive

Filip Koscielecki
work +44 20 7204 2667
cell +44 7971 227869

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Filip qualified as a solicitor in 2015 at one of the leading London shipping law firms where, prior to his legal training, he was a senior Risk & Compliance officer.  He joined Thomas Miller in December 2015 and is handling a variety of defence and P&I cases.


Alison McClure

Deputy Syndicate Manager

Alison McClure
work +44 207 204 2320
cell +44 7876 503572

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Alison is a qualified South African solicitor. She specialised in Maritime Law at a leading South African law firm for four years, during which time she was seconded to Thomas Miller. Alison returned to Thomas Miller in 2007, handling P&I and Defence claims. In November 2013, Alison assumed the role of Deputy Syndicate Manager and now heads up the team responsible for the Club’s German Members.


Richard Offord

Senior Claims Executive

Richard Offord
work +44 20 7204 2486
cell +44 7917 614068

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Richard joined Thomas Miller in 1997 and deals mainly with P&I Claims. He concentrates on servicing the Club Members in Croatia, France and Italy and has some expertise in I.T.


Adam Russ

Senior Claims Executive

Adam Russ
work +44 20 7204 2109
cell +44 7795 494506

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Adam is a qualified as a solicitor. After working for another P&I Club, Adam headed the legal and insurance department of a leading ship operating company for 7 years before joining Thomas Miller.


Tarja Saikkonen

Deputy Syndicate Manager

Tarja Saikkonen
work +44 20 7204 2406
cell +44 7813 709990

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Tarja joined Thomas Miller in 2000. She has an MSc in Economics and Business Studies from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. Tarja previously worked in the Claims Department of a liner company as Claims Adjuster.


Ursula Whittaker

Senior Claims Executive

Ursula Whittaker
work +44 20 7204 2313
cell +44 7717 733951

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Ursula joined Thomas Miller in 1990. She has worked with the Belgian, Dutch, Italian and Russian Members. Ursula now supports the Club’s German Membership.


Karen Foster

Secretarial Support

Karen Foster
work +44 20 7204 2425

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Karen provides administrative and secretarial support for the syndicate. She speaks some Italian.


Cheryl Savage

Senior Claims Processor

Cheryl Savage
work +44 20 7204 2310

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Cheryl joined Millers in 1995 and currently processes claims reimbursements for Members of both the P&I and Defence Clubs.


People Claims

All  P&I/Defence matters relating to crew, stevedores, passengers, stowaways, refugees and third party visitors are  exclusively handled by the dedicated peoples claims team.

Duty Executive Mobile:
+44 7768 143888
Fax no:
+44 20 7549 4223,
+44 20 7549 4225
Team mailbox:
peopleclaims.ukclub@thomasmiller.com

Emergency Contacts


If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder


This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.