The Senior Claims Directors provide support to the London Syndicates and the Regional Office claims teams. They are able to use their experience and their specialist knowledge to provide advice and generally assists the claims handlers when major claims or difficult problems occur. Through twice weekly meetings and ad hoc discussions, views are readily exchanged and communicated throughout the claims handling office network. Their efforts, including casualty response, are coordinated through the Regional Directors and the Claims Director on the Senior Management Team.

Team mailbox: scd.ukclub@thomasmiller.com
Direct Fax: +44 20 7204 2167

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.

Alan Mackinnon

Claims Director

Alan Mackinnon
work +44 20 7204 2408
cell +44 7788 756323

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Alan is currently the Claims Director for the UK Club.  He joined Thomas Miller in 2005 after five years as a solicitor with a leading firm of maritime lawyers in London.  From 2007 to 2010 he held overall responsibility for management of the UK Defence Club claims before moving to the Deputy Claims Director role of the P&I Club.   He became Claims Director at the beginning of 2015.  Alan sits on the Bimco Documentary Committee, and chairs the International Group Bills of Lading subcommittee.


Philip Clacy

Deputy Claims Director

Philip Clacy
work +44 20 7204 2302
cell +44 7824 362269

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Philip has a degree in nautical studies and an MBA. He joined Thomas Miller in 1986 and was an Area Director before moving to Greece in October 2002. He returned to the London office in November 2008 where he became the Syndicate Manager for LS2, with responsibility for overseeing the service provision to the European Membership. As of January 2015 Philip was appointed as the Club's Deputy Claims Director.


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.


Mark Dawson

Senior Claims Director

Mark Dawson
work +44 20 7204 2284
cell +44 7920 458236

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Mark joined Thomas Miller in March 2014 after working as Admiralty Manager in a London law firm. He is a former mariner with experience on various types of vessels. After obtaining a Maritime Studies degree, Mark worked for another P&I club for 20 years, including time as a Syndicate Manager in support of Members in, the Far East and the Indian sub-continent.


Tony Fielder

Senior Claims Director

Tony Fielder
work +44 20 7204 2833
cell +44 7880 002710

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Tony joined Thomas Miller in 1990 from solicitors Elborne Mitchell where he spent fifteen years involved in ship finance, charterparty and sale and purchase disputes. He has also worked for shipbrokers in London and Tokyo and has also specialised in casualty investigations. Tony is now based in the London office as Senior Claims Director supporting both LS1 and Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd.


Lance Hebert

Senior Claims Director

Lance Hebert
work +44 20 7204 2490
cell + 44 7920 467172

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Lance joined Thomas Miller in August 1977 as a P&I claims handler. During his career he has worked extensively with Members based in the German, Greek, Turkish and South American markets. Lance has been a Senior Claims Director since 1997, he specialises in oil pollution and major casualty response, and speaks the Portuguese and Spanish languages.

Lance continues to hold responsibility for the Club’s long standing Brazilian business interests and relationships since 1985. This responsibility included a nine year spell working in the Club’s Miami office, where he enjoyed a period as office manager, and Lance has also overseen responsibility for the Club’s wider South American business interests for 20 years, until that office relocated to New Jersey in 2005.


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.


Tony Nicholson

Senior Claims Director

Tony Nicholson
work +44 20 7204 2564
cell +44 7917 265938

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Tony has specialised in handling people related claims and enquiries within the P&I environment since 1989. He joined Thomas Miller in April 2004 and was promoted to the role of Senior Claims Director in 2011. 

Tony has gained a significant understanding and knowledge in this specialised and increasingly complex area, handling a wide variety of people related claims and enquiries, including contract review work, whilst he also attends and has presented at various industry conferences and seminars. In particular, Tony works closely with our Members in Japan, Greece, Croatia, Scandinavia and UK.

He represents the Club on the International Group Personal Injury Sub-Committee (IGPISC), having first joined this Sub-Committee in 1999, when working for another London based P&I Club.

Tony has also gained significant knowledge and understanding of the Philippine legal system and the handling of Philippine crew claims, and has been the Chairman of the IGPISC’s Philippine Working Group, since its formation in October 2007, and acts as the main conduit between our correspondents; the Manning Industry; Employers’ Representative Bodies; and the IGPISC. He has regularly travelled to the Philippines since 2008, on behalf of the Club and International Group. Tony is also a member of the IGPISC’s Contracts Working Group.


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.


John Turner

Senior Claims Director

John Turner
work +44 20 7204 2507
cell +44 7768 143887

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John worked for a ship agent, a shipowner and as Club correspondent in Ireland before joining Thomas Miller P&I in 1987.  He currently manages London Syndicate 3, the people claims syndicate, and is responsible for the team’s operational performance and service delivery.  He also sits on the Senior Claims Directors’ team, a team of senior claims executives who have the task of working alongside case executives on the resolution of major claims which account for 70 per cent of the Club’s claims payments.  

Throughout his career at Thomas Miller, John has worked closely with Members involved in the cruise and ferry sectors and has particular expertise in handling passenger ship casualties and cruise curtailment claims.


Karen Turner

LS3 Secretarial Assistance / SCD Secretarial Assistance

Karen Turner
work +44 20 7204 2166

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Karen joined Thomas Miller in 1977 as a Filing Clerk in Syndicate 4. She later became a syndicate secretary, working principally for Lance Hebert.

In 1989, she transferred to the personal injury syndicate where she worked for Phil Nichols, the syndicate manager. During her time working with Phil Nichols her varied career included organising the UK Club’s Cruise Conferences, the UK P&I Club Correspondent Network, the Service Department and the Quality Team assisting with the introduction of the LRQA EQS System.

In 2011 Karen returned to the People Claims Department as Team Secretary where she continues to assist the Senior Claim Directors in addition to her role as P&I file audit co-ordinator. 


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