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Nick Platt

Vice President, Head of Environmental Claims at Gard (UK) Ltd

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Started in the City of London in mid 1970s with Lloyd’s Recoveries Department (now Xchanging Claims Services) handling cargo claims against carriers. Joined O. Kverndal & Co., the UK correspondents of GARD, in 1978 and transferred to GARD (UK) in 1986 when the two offices were merged. Has handled all types of P & I claims and some Hull & Machinery claims and for 15 years, was head of the claims department of Gard (UK) Ltd.

Now Vice President, Environmental Claims, in the GARD claims organisation, with particular responsibility for the handling and results of environmental claims (which term includes salvage, pollution and wreck removal) across all Gard offices and for assisting in the handling and management of many large and/or complex cases. Has attended on-site in many complex cases, examples being Australia, Bangladesh, Colombia, Qatar, India & Yemen. Represents Gard on the International Group Pollution Sub-Committee and the Large Casualty Sub-Committee.

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