The UK P&I Quarterly Legal Updates (QLUs) aims to provide Members with summaries and discussions of legal cases which are of interest from a P&I perspective.

Links to the UK Defence Club’s Soundings are also provided for additional case summaries.

If Members have any questions on any of the cases discussed, please do not hesitate to contact your usual contact at the Club.

Issue 6: Summer 2018

Issue 5: Spring 2018

Issue 4: Winter 2017

Issue 3: Autumn 2017

Issue 2: Summer 2017

Issue 1: Spring 2017



Karolina Bieganska - Claims Executive

Karolina joined the UK Club in January 2017. She handles P&I and FD&D claims for Japanese Members. 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.

T:+44 207 204
M:+44 7787 697825
Karolina.bieganska@thomasmiller.com

Jacqueline Tan - Senior Claims Executive

Jacqueline is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor. She handles FDD and P&I cases. Jacqueline speaks French, Hokkien and Malay. She is also a member of the Club’s Legal and Environmental team which seeks to inform and update the Club’s Members on legal developments, changes to international conventions and their implications.

T: +44 (0) 20 7204 2118
M: +44 (0) 7917 265966
E: jacqueline.tan@thomasmiller.com

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Ship Finder


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