Syndicate L4 is responsible for services to Members based in Eastern Europe, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Turkey and the Middle East.
Duty Executive Mobile: +44 7768 143878, +44 7768 143882
Fax no: +44 20 7549 4228, +44 20 7549 4226
Team mailbox: L4.email@example.com
Please note: Team mail addresses are not regularly monitored out of hours – if you have an emergency after hours or if you have not received a response to a message sent to the team mail address please contact the duty executive.
Sumit Madhu is a Master Mariner who joined Thomas Miller in 2012 following a career at sea primarily on tankers, LPG and LNG vessels. He has also served with an oil and gas major in their LNG shipping, marketing and trading team. In addition to his claims handing role he also provides technical support on tankers and LNG operations. Sumit is also a Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor with experience in TMSA, terminal and vessel audits. Sumit speaks Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Malayalam. Sumit is Syndicate Manager for L4 and is also a director of Thomas Miller.
Senior Claims Director
Mark is a former Merchant Navy deck officer sailing on a variety of vessel types including product tankers, container ships, general cargo, reefer, Ro-Ro and seismic survey ships. Mark worked with another International Group P&I Club for a number of years and was the Manager of the Admiralty Claims team. In 2010 Mark joined a leading London law firm as an Admiralty Manager where he was involved in attending and investigating casualties including salvage, fires, cargo explosions, collisions, property damage claims, groundings, unsafe ports, damage to submarine cables, cargo liquefaction and piracy. Mark joined Thomas Miller in 2014 and is Senior Claims Director for London Syndicate L4.
Senior Claims Director- Defence
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.
Senior Claims Executive
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 L4, with a particular focus on South East Asia.
Senior Claims Executive
Francesco is an English qualified solicitor and has worked and trained at a leading London shipping firm for nearly nine years, where he dealt with both FD&D and P&I related claims. Francesco is fluent in both English and Italian. Francesco joined Thomas Miller in June 2016 and is a Senior Claims Executive, providing P&I and Defence claims and advisory services to Members in L4.
Trainee Claims Executive
Mikaela joined Thomas Miller in 2015 after completing her BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology. She is currently working as a Trainee Claims Executive in Syndicate L4, handling a range of P&I matters for Members. Mikaela speaks Swedish and is currently studying for her P&IQ, accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
Florrie joined Thomas Miller in 2016 and provides support to L4 as Team Secretary. Prior to joining Thomas Miller, Florrie completed an undergraduate degree in French as well as two years in the property industry as a Personal Assistant.