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Sam Kendall-Marsden

Legal Director

Division Senior Management
Telephone +44 20 3320 8876
Mobile+44 7827 850 655

Standard House
12 - 13 Essex Street

About This Individual
  • Provides legal expertise, manages the key legal functions of The Standard Club and supports the Director of Claims
  • Represents The Standard Club on the International Group's maritime security, salvage, pollution, Federal Maritime Commission, amicus briefs and pool claim notifications subcommittees, and piracy, large casualty and ballast water 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


  • Maritime security
  • Major casualty management
  • Pollution
  • 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.

 Sam 4SKM Sydney Nov 2017






Recent speaking experience

  • 20th Salvage & Wreck Conference, London, 6 December 2017
  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority Salvage and Wreck Workshop, Sydney, 28 and 29 November 2017
  • International Group SCOPIC training, London, 31 October 2017
  • IMCC, Dublin, 29 September 2017
  • International Group Correspondents Conference, London, 26 September 2017
  • 8th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response Conference, London, 13 September 2017
  • Standard Club Member Forums, Montreal and Vancouver, 25 and 27 April 2017
  • International Salvage Union Associate Members Day, London, 22 March 2017


‘Thank you again for your workshop – the buzz from people that were there was amazing!’

‘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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