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David Martin-Clark

Maritime Arbitrator, Commercial Disputes Mediator, Barrister-at-Law,

Tel: +44 (0)20 8647 9670: Mobile: +44 (0)7770 728 324 Email: [1]

Shipping, Transport and Insurance Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)20 8647 9670: Mobile: +44 (0)7770 728 324 Email: [2]

Professional Background: Current

  • Arbitrator: Chartered Arbitrator & Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • London Maritime Arbitrators Association: Full Member
    • German Maritime Arbitrators Association: Member
    • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration: Panellist
    • Singapore International Arbitration Centre: Panellist
    • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre: Panellist
    • China Maritime Arbitration Commission: Panellist
    • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration: 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 (formerly)
    • University of Nottingham
    • Institute of Maritime Law, Southampton
    • International Maritime Law Institute, Malta

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 professions, 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
    • shipowner's hull insurance captive

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


  • Married, with two sons and two daughters from an earlier marriage
  • 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