A network of expert consultants focussed on Maritime, Insurance, Salvage, Transit and Commercial claims and problems.

We provide an extensive range of business solutions, advice and support working closely with each client to meet their budget and requirements. We take pride in our reputation for working quickly and decisively, being practical, tenacious and resourceful. Achieving innovative solutions to complex problems.


We treat each client as unique, our team of specialist consultants providing a prompt and tailored service. We work with P&I, Defence and Intermediaries clubs, hull and machinery charterers and cargo underwriters, ship owners, managers and operators, salvors, brokers, trading and commodity companies, recovery agents, logistics and transport operators.
To meet the demands of a global and increasingly competitive world we are available “24/7” and are geared to provide a swift and effective response to clients' needs.


Mike Dale
Jerry John Kemp
Amanda Nicols

Michael Dale

Areas of expertise include charterparties, bills of lading, insurance, port byelaws, harbour revision orders and terms and conditions, international trade, commodities and oil, logistics and distribution, road transport, warehouse agreements, cargo loss and damage, fraud and scuttling claims.

Jeremy Kemp

Worked as an average adjuster in Hong Kong and London and as a senior marine manager and claims handler. Areas of expertise include salvage, collisions, total loss, average disputes, cargo claims, hull & machinery and war risks policy and P&I matters.

Amanda Nichols

Extensive experience of commercial and company business, including drafting and negotiating of commercial agreements, supply of goods and services, trading and supply agreements.

Steve Wareham
Captain Nathan Mills
Alison Shaw Lloyd

Steve Wareham

Previously Director of Pandi Claims Ltd and ITAL (International Transport and Liability Claims Ltd). Currently insurance and risks manager with major international logistics company. Areas of expertise include cargo, general liability, shippers’ insurance and global freight liability.

Captain Nathan Mills

Master Mariner UK, Marine Surveyor, Consultant and Expert Witness. Maritime Consultant and Surveyor dealing with groundings, collisions, cargo damage, salvage and pollution. Surveying and Consulting Sectors include Bulk, Break-bulk, Passenger, Ro/Ro, Fire and Flooding, Sinking and groundings, containers, salvage and pollution, Bridge Resource Management and safety compliance training, ISM compliance and Risk Assessments.

Alison Shaw-Lloyd

Areas of expertise include charterparty and bills of lading, hire, repudiation, indemnity claims, demurrage and detention disputes, unsafeports, consumption claims, ship building and sale and purchase contracts.

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DS Consulting
PO Box 357
IP12 9FS
United Kingdom

+44 (0)7973 614420
+44 (0)7778 786757