Jeff Lock

Global Technical Claims Director

Jeff Lock
Jeff Lock
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Career Summary

Jeff joined Thomas Miller in 2011 having spent 11 years working as a solicitor with a major London maritime law firm. As well as being a qualified solicitor, Jeff is a Master Mariner with 18 years seagoing experience on a wide range of ship types, predominantly oil and petrochemical tankers. He became a Senior Claims Director in January 2013 and was appointed Global Technical Claims Director in 2017.

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


  • Education: Master Mariner’s Certificate; Maritime Studies (BSc Hons 1st) -Liverpool John Moores University; Post Graduate Diploma in Law - Nottingham University
  • Seagoing experience from navigating cadet to master mariner (1973 to 1991)
  • Nautical Advisor, Lloyds Register Safety Technology Department (1991 to 1993)
  • Private practice maritime lawyer (1993 to 2011)
  • Joined Thomas Miller in 2011

Special Experience

  • Long seagoing experience on oil and chemical tankers, bulk carriers and anchor handling vessels.
  • Has handled and investigated a large number of significant maritime casualties with particular experience in salvage and collision cases.

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