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.
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.
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.
There has been a change in ownership of the E-TITLE electronic trading system and its underlying legal framework to software technology firm, R3; There has been a change in trading name of the E-TITLE electronic trading system to Corda eBL; Members are invited to take note of how the Corda eBL software will operate.
Quarterly case review from the UK P&I Club indicates that single liability principle does not operate in a collision claim where the claim of one of the shipowners is time-barred.
The UK Club would like to direct Members to Representacoes Proinde Ltda’s newsletter, Proinde News| 17 September 2021, which contains well written articles on many topics pertaining to Brazil.
The UK P&I Club recently held a webinar on the subject of bridge watchkeeping which received an overwhelming response with over 1800 registrations from 78 countries - watch the webinar today.
After the UK Club webinar on bridge watchkeeping, a follow up bonus session ("After-Hour") was held with the industry to discuss the practical & legal challenges how these could be overcome.
This circular provides details of the AGM of the Association which will take place in Zurich at 9.00 am on 18th October 2021 and the arrangements for voting by proxy.
QCR Autumn 2021: “KAIJIHO KENKYU KAISHI” - Tokyo District Court Judgment: 2018 (Wa) No. 26723 and No. 28332 Maritime Law Review1 (The Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.) 2021.5 (No.251) P71-P80
QCR Autumn 2021: Cargo owners’ obligations to set the temperature of a refrigerated container and to take delivery of a damaged cargo under the bill of lading terms.
As an extension of the UK Club's dedication to safety our Loss Prevention team are proud to have launched a new book focusing on the imperative nature of human element training; the book - Maritime Team Dynamics: 'Lessons from the Flight Deck' - was created in partnership with CAE - the leaders in civil aviation training.
The Sea Cargo Charter
The Sea Cargo Charter (“the Charter”) provides a global transparent framework and baseline for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of chartering activities against the IMO’s absolute target as set out in its Initial Strategy which is to reduce the shipping industry’s total annual greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050.
The Club would like to alert Members to a recent increase in incidents of detention of vessels anchored in waters off the island of Bintan, Indonesia by the Indonesian Navy.
On 14 July 2021 the European Commission adopted the EU’s “Fit for 55” package which consists of a set of inter-connected proposals that will together deliver the EU’s ambition of reducing its greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, and for the EU to become a climate neutral continent by 2050.