Syndicate EMEA 2 is led by Lisa Clarke and provides P&I and Defence claims and advisory services to Members based in Southern Europe, the Middle East and the UK.
Duty Executive Mobile: +44 7768 143884
Fax no: +44 20 7549 4221/4
Team mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Jim qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and has been involved in maritime law for almost the whole of his subsequent career. He has previously been a partner in a London niche shipping law firm, and has also worked in the Piraeus office of a major law firm, mainly advising Greek owners. Jim is a Senior Claims Director in the UK Defence Club, and in addition to management of his own claims advises junior colleagues on claims strategy in FD&D disputes.
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.
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.
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.
Alec joined Thomas Miller in November 2010 having completed an LLM in Maritime & Commercial law. Prior to law school he studied Economics & Spanish. In London, he worked with a wide variety of EU and Swiss based Members, ranging from conventional Owners through to large Charterers and trading houses, handling all types of P&I and FDD disputes. In November 2014 he moved to Athens to service the UK Club’s Greek membership and returned to London in January 2018 to develop further & expand the UK Club’s Charterers book of business and product ranges.
Along with strong commercial and operational expertise, Alec has extensive experience resolving issues concerning the shipment of agricultural commodities as well as a proven track record in casualty management and salvage operations.
Alec is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and holds various trade association, including GAFTA, qualifications. He is a regular speaker & presenter at seminars, industry events and courses.
Philippa joined Thomas Miller in 2014. She previously practised as a solicitor for 8 years at an international shipping law firm based in London. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she studied Mandarin at undergraduate degree level and she has also spent 3 years working as a solicitor in Shanghai.
Yvonne joined Thomas Miller in 1985 having completed a Diploma in Business Studies and the Chartered Insurance Institute Diploma in Insurance Business and Marine and Aviation Insurance. She began her career in the Finance Department before transferring to claims. She has been a member of the personal injury syndicate since 1991 handling all types of people related claims for a wide selection of the Club’s Members. Yvonne specialises in handling occupational disease claims and is a member of the International Group Personal Injury Occupational Disease Sub-Committee. She has organised a number Occupational Disease seminars for the Club’s members and claims handlers from other P&I clubs.
Stephen joined Thomas Miller in 2009 having spent 18 years with another London based P&I Club. He handles a wide variety of people related claims with a focus on Members based in Greece, Italy and the UK. Stephen qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in 2003.
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.
Nick is a Senior Claims Executive in Syndicate EMEA 2, which is responsible for providing P&I and Defence claims and advisory services from London to Members based in Southern Europe, the Middle East and the UK .
Nick was called to the Bar in 1994. After a short period of practice in a Common Law set he joined Thomas Miller in Piraeus in 1999 having previously worked in a local bulk ship operating company and the Greek office of a well-known marine litigation firm. He handled P&I and Defence matters for the Greek and Cypriot membership and became the Deputy Syndicate Manager of the Piraeus office in September 2014. He transferred to London in June 2015. Nick is fluent in English and Greek and has conversational French.
Laura is a qualified solicitor and joined Thomas Miller as a Senior Claims Executive in January 2016 after 12 years in private practice. Handling both P&I and Defence cases, Laura assists all Members within EMEA 2.
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 P&I and some FD&D matters for the Greek, Italian and UK based Members
Karolina joined the UK Club in January 2017. She handles P&I and FD&D claims for Syndicate EMEA 2. She is a qualified English solicitor and Merchant Navy Deck Officer of the Watch Unlimited. She served as a Deck Cadet on variety of cargo and passenger ships worldwide. She speaks fluent Polish and basic German.
Eleni joined Thomas Miller in 2013. She is a Greek qualiﬁed lawyer and has an LLM in Maritime Law. Before joining London Syndicate 3 as a trainee Claims Executive, Eleni gained work experience in a Greek law ofﬁce specialising in maritime law. In her previous role in Syndicate H1, she handled people related claims. She has recently moved to London and is currently a claims handler for Syndicate J1. Eleni speaks Greek and Spanish.
Debbie has been working for Thomas Miller for 30 years. She previously worked in Personal Injury but now works within the J1 team as a Claims Executive. She also has responsibility for the enhancement and development of the Club’s Claims Handling systems and special service projects.