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When Thornton & Partners became a reality in the early ‘70s, we specialised in property damage and business interruption claims. As part of our strategy to continuously review client needs, and how we might best serve them, we carefully carved out specialist niches, led by people who are experts in their own disciplines. 

John Eves - Managing Director

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John joined Thornton & Partners in 1983 and has spent his career at Thorntons specialising in Business Interruption and Financial/Engineering Claims Solutions.  John’s qualifications include B.A (Hons), Master of Business Studies, FCCA - Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, FCILA-Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, Fuedi-Elae - European Loss Adjusting Expert, Certified Insurance Director. 

Terry Carroll - Finance Director

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Terry provides the Company Secretarial and Financial Directorship requirements to the main Board and to our affiliate companies.  

He has developed robust financial control systems for us, and implemented key financial accounting software to assist in timely financial control decisions for the business.  

Conor Kennedy - Director

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Conor has approximately 25 years insurance industry experience, 13 of which have been spent with Thornton & Partners.  

He joined the Board of Thornton & Partners in 2004.  

Stephen Nolan - Director


Stephen joined the insurance industry in 1995 having spent a number of years as a surveyor in the mainstream construction and property sectors. He joined Thornton and Partners in 1999 and quickly rose through the ranks to Branch Manager, Regional Manager/Associate Director and then main Board Director in 2006.

Stephen is a director with responsibility for Major and Complex Loss involving Material Damage, Business Continuity and related liabilities including Professional Indemnity, Products Liability, Public Liability, Bonds & Fidelity Guarantee, Subrogation and related Litigation . Stephen is a specialist in construction, property, environmental and counterfraud. 

Des Swan - Director

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Des is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Des has specialised in financial loss claims, including business interruption, fidelity guarantee, products liability and professional indemnity for the past 13 years. 

Des continues to develop financial claims solutions on both SME and major losses, for Irish and International clients.  

Michael Hannon - Director

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Michael joined the firm in 1980 and is a main Board member since the mid-1990’s.  

He provides a key role in major loss management, technical expertise, policy wording reviews and mentoring. 

Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII) A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (FCILA) and holds the title FUEDI-ELAE – European Loss Adjusting Expert. 

Marc Sweeney - Director


Marc is a chartered insurance practitioner and chartered loss adjuster with 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry, and has worked mainly in claims roles for both insurers and loss adjusting firms. Marc has extensive experience in complex commercial property claims comprising of small and medium business retail entities to large service and manufacturing sectoral losses. Marc is an author, examiner and lecturer in technical insurance matters and manages a team of property loss adjusters and has responsibility for compliance and internal audit.

Marc holds a degree in psychology, an MBA, and is a Doctoral student with Sheffield Hallam University. …

Ciaran Nash - Director


Ciarán is the Director responsible for all the back office support at intake, registration, triage/appointments and dispatch along with the adjusters support teams. 

He also has responsibility for the Technical adjusting unit.

Andy Sargent - Director

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Andy joined Thornton & Partners in 1991 as a Property Adjuster and has a total of 25 years insurance claims industry experience. 

Having held Branch Manager positions, has been a major loss adjuster for many years and involved in building on the current client base. He joined the Board of Thornton & Partners in 2012.


Desk Expert

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Desk Expert provides a complete cradle to grave  solution for low value/high volume claims through a dedicated staff specifically trained in desktop claims handling and conversation management techniques. 


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Jewellery Claims Appraisers (JCA) employs specialist jewellers who have been trained in insurance and loss adjusting.  This is a unique Irish market offering. The key benefit for our clients is that by matching the correct skillsets to the claim challenge, we get the optimum economic outcome in a timely manner.


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Liability Claims Appraisers (LCA), the specialist liability adjusting arm of the Thornton & Partners organisation, was formed in 1997. We serve the Irish, London and Lloyds markets providing a full range of casualty-based claims solutions, to include Employer’s Liability, Public Liability, Motor and Product Liability.


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TechnoMarine specialises in Marine, Mechanical and Electrical claims adjusting. Our experience spans across all manner of indoor and outdoor plant and equipment, both electrical and mechanical including large AC and DC motors and switchgear, Mechanical handling plant, Cranes of all types, Hydraulic Systems, Gearboxes, Turbines and their ancillaries. 

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