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Sam Kendall-Marsden

Head of Division

Division UK & Americas
Telephone +44 20 3320 8876
Mobile+44 7827 850 655

Standard House
12 - 13 Essex Street

  • Major casualty management
  • Maritime security

About This Individual
  • Head of Division, UK and Americas
  • Responsible for claims and underwriting in the US, Canada, South America and the UK
  • Represents The Standard Club on the International Group’s maritime security, salvage and Federal Maritime Commission subcommittees, and piracy and large casualty working groups
  • LLB (Hons), University of Nottingham, 1996
  • Legal Practice Course (Distinction), Nottingham Law School, 1998
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, 2000
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Queensland, 2003


  • Major casualty management
  • Maritime security
  • Personal injury

As a speaker

Sam Kendall-Marsden regularly speaks at shipping industry events across the world, both on behalf of The Standard Club and The International Group of P&I Clubs. He brings his presentations to life by drawing on the rich vein of experience he has gained through having been involved in some of the world’s largest, most complex and technically-demanding wreck removal operations. Sam spearheaded the club’s responses to the MSC Chitra, MV Rena, Costa Concordia and Amadeo I casualties and provides ongoing advice and support to colleagues at the club in relation to casualty management.

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Recent speaking experience

  • International Salvage Union Associate Members’ Day, London, 22 March 2017
  • 19th Salvage & Wreck Conference, London, 7 December 2016
  • Standard Club Latin American forum, Rio de Janeiro, 24 November 2016
  • Insurance Institute of London Marine & Energy Committee lunchtime lecture, London, 2 November 2016
  • 41st Interferry Conference, Manila, 18 October 2016
  • ACI's 7th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response Conference, London, 7 September 2016
  • Standard Club member forum, New York, 24 May 2016
  • 18th Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference, London, 9-11 December 2015


‘I thought your presentation was spot on. It was a beautifully crafted and well-presented lecture, delivered in a relaxed and engaging style. The story followed a logical sequence and was very easy to follow’

‘Many thanks for delivering the Marine Lecture … . It was a very good presentation of a success story in wreck removal that I think the market needed to hear. Your presentational style was very relaxed and I enjoyed the odd bits of humour…’

‘We … must thank you for contributing to the success of our seminar. I don't recall how many people mentioned to me how impressed they were with your presentation. It was just great to have you with us and I hope you will join us again next year’

‘Your presentation was awesome’

'Special thanks to Sam for agreeing to present to our especially inquisitive … crowd! I heard rave reviews from even our toughest critics all afternoon.  Thank you so much for sharing your Costa Concordia experience with a safety focus; it certainly made round one of International Safety Day enjoyable.’

'Thank you so much for your presentation ….  This broke the record for attendance and, judging from the questions and comments afterwards, was extremely well received.'

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