CAT Announcement: Storm St. Jude

The worst storm of the year has impacted on the UK, with winds gusting over 80mph, and hurricane force gusts recorded on the Isle of Wight at 0600 GMT Monday 28th October.

Damaging gusts struck overnight and early on Monday along the south coast of England, moving through east London, Kent and Essex.

In anticipation of an increase in instructions, McLarens has relocated an additional team of Adjusters from unaffected regions to assist in the impacted areas. Given power and travel disruptions in the South, we have temporarily transferred call and email handling to unaffected locations.

McLarens are committed to providing an immediate response to all instructions arising from this event.  Contact may be established through usual new instruction arrangements, or via the McLarens Surge Contacts listed below.

St. Jude Surge Locations and Contacts:

London and South

Ibex House, 42-47 The Minories, London, EC3N 1DY

Tel +44 (0)20 7481 3399

Fax +44 (0)207 702 0512


Surge Contact Mark Adderley BSc MBA ACII ACILA


Mobile +44 (0)7872 507 490


South West & Wales

St Brandon’s House, 29 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QT

Tel +44 (0)117 920 0114

Fax +44 (0)117 920 0115


Surge Contact Mike Rosthorn ACII ACILA


Mobile +44 (0)7850 646 243



43 Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5LS

Tel +44 (0)121 237 6074

Fax +44 (0)121 237 6100


Surge Contact Andrew Dear FCII FCILA FUEDI-ELAE


Mobile +44 (0)7921 125 293


UK Surge Coordinator
Nigel Clarke MRICS ACII FCILAEmail

Mobile + 44 (0)7889 001735