The UK P&I Club, a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has appointed Tom Starr as a Senior Claims Executive, who will be based in the Thomas Miller London offices.
Tom, a solicitor and Master Mariner, joins the UK Club from Reed Smith, where he practised in dispute resolution arising out of marine casualties and related contractual disputes, managing cases in court and in international arbitration. Tom has investigated and handled a wide variety of marine incidents, including collisions, groundings, fire and explosions, crew injuries, as well as contractual claims such as those under charterparties and bills of lading.
His new role will also focus on administering advice on wider shipping legal matters, including compliance with marine regulations, ship management, bunker disputes and marine insurance.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Tom spent a decade at sea, sailing as Chief Officer on commercial vessels (large passenger vessels and freight ro-ro cargo vessels), and also on some of the world's largest superyachts. He subsequently spent four years ashore as a marine superintendent, as part of a team managing a worldwide fleet of 60 ships and superyachts.
Andrew Taylor, CEO, UK P&I Club, says: “Tom Starr is an experienced marine lawyer and his extensive knowledge of the industry and the legal issues it faces makes him ideally placed for this position. The Club will undoubtedly benefit from Tom joining and our Members will welcome the expertise he brings.”
Tom Starr, Senior Claims Executive, UK P&I Club, says: “The UK Club is renowned in the marine sector for its all-round expertise. I look forward to the challenge of joining the team and bringing my own skillset and knowledge of international legal matters to the Club.”
For further details, please contact:
Alastair Doyle/ Georgia Pacquette-Bramble
UKP&I@fourcommunications.com / +44 (0) 20 3697 4200
Notes to Editors
The UK P&I Club is a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community. Established in 1869 the UK P&I Club insures over 244 million tonnes of owned and chartered shipping through its international offices and claims network. ‘A (Stable)’ rated by Standard & Poor’s with free reserves of $505m, the UK P&I Club is renowned for its specialist skills and expertise which ensure ‘best in class’ underwriting, claims handling and loss prevention services.
The UK P&I Club is managed by Thomas Miller, an independent and international insurance, professional and investment services provider.
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