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David Martin-Clark

Barrister at Law, Maritime Arbitrator, Commercial Disputes Mediator

Stone Chambers, 4 Field Court, Gray's Inn, London WC1R 5EF, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7440 6900: Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 0197: Mobile: +44 (0)7770 728 324 Email:

Shipping, Transport and Insurance Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)20 8647 9670: Fax: +44 (0)20 8647 2582: Mobile: +44 (0)7770 728 324 Email:

Professional Background: Current

  • Barrister-at-Law: in general commercial advisory practice, specialising in the shipping, transport and insurance, particularly mutual insurance, fields
  • Arbitrator: Chartered Arbitrator & Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • London Maritime Arbitrators Association: Supporting Member
    • German Maritime Arbitrators Association: Member
    • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration: Panellist
    • Singapore International Arbitration Centre: Panellist
    • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre: Panellist
  • Mediator: accredited by Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK
  • Consultant: in Shipping, Transport and Insurance affairs
  • Editor of DMC's CaseNotes Website
  • Visiting Lecturer:
    • University College, London
    • University of Nottingham
    • Institute of Maritime Law, Southampton
    • International Maritime Law Institute, Malta
  • Non-executive Director of a captive insurance company

Professional Background: Previous

  • Employed by the Thomas Miller Group(1961-1999), a private firm based in the City of London, specialising in the management of mutual insurance associations, such as P&I Clubs, captive insurance companies and the provision of risk management services to market underwriters
  • Experience as Chairman and Chief Executive of the Miller Holding Company, as Chairman and Director of its subsidiaries in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and the US and as Senior Partner of both its on-shore and off-shore partnerships
  • Played a key role in the Group's progressive development from a family firm into a significant international organisation, the leader in its field
  • Directed a period of significant and successful diversification into professional indemnity insurance services for the legal profession, patent agents and housing associations
  • Led the development of the Through Transport Mutual Insurance Association (the 'TT Club'), which provides insurance and related services for the intermodal transport industry, to market leadership in its field
  • As Chairman of the Asia Pacific holding company, based in Hong Kong, initiated the development of Miller Group business in the region
  • Formerly non-executive director of
    • secure software applications company
    • investment trust public company

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Barrister at Law, Gray’s Inn
  • Past President and Hon. Fellow: British International Freight Association/Institute of Freight Professionals
  • For Arbitration and Mediation, see above
  • Member: British Maritime Law Association
  • Member: Baltic Exchange, London


  • Formerly married; two sons and two daughters
  • Educated at Dulwich College and Magdalen College, Oxford. Law degree (1st Class Honours)
  • Speaks good French and improving German
  • Between 1997 and 1999, lived in Hong Kong and travelled extensively in Asia
  • Enjoys swimming, walking, the theatre and cinema


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