The UK P&I club, a provider of protection and Indemnity (P&I) Insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has named Tom Starr as a senior claims executive, based in the Thomas Miller London offices.
Starr joins the UK club from Reed Smith, where he served as a solicitor and master mariner. There he practised in dispute resolution arising out of marine casualties and related contractual disputes, managing cases in court and in international arbitration. Starr 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.
In his new role he will focus on administering advice on wider shipping legal matters, including compliance with marine regulations, ship management, bunker disputes and marine insurance.
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.”
Starr, added: “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.”