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Beale & Co

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What the team is known for

Important insurance disputes boutique with particular strength in professional indemnity and negligence claims. Benefits from a strong presence in the UK to win instructions from international insurers that serve the Irish market. Has demonstrable experience in the defence of claims filed against insured solicitors, architects and engineers. Advises on personal injury claims that are covered under public liability or employers' liability policies. Defends claims that are filed in relation to cyber attacks.

Strengths

Clients say that the lawyers "provide regular updates, are thorough in their work and provide clear reports."

Sources note that, in addition to its claims-handling expertise, "the firm goes the extra mile in terms of all the other things it does; it not only runs a number of seminars for the insurance profession, but the team is also instrumental in helping us to form our wider strategy."

Notable practitioners

Niamh Loughran advises insurers on professional indemnity cases brought against solicitors, architects and accountants. Sources appreciate her proactive approach and her ability to see cases from the various perspectives of the different parties involved.

Tara Cosgrove wins significant praise for her work on the defendant side of professional indemnity claims. She acts for major insurers on disputed claims filed against insured solicitors, construction engineers and other professionals. She also has experience in coverage disputes. "She is always at the end of the phone and is keen to bring things to our attention as and when needed," says one client.

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Overview

Professional Negligence and Insurance
Professional Negligence is a core part of Beale & Company’s insurance practice. Their specialist teams act on claims involving the key professional indemnity markets including construction and engineering professionals, solicitors and barristers, insurance brokers, accountants, auditors and actuaries, financial and pensions advisers, and surveyors and valuers. They are experienced in handling complex and high-value claims, as well as more straightforward and cost sensitive matters. They advise a spectrum of national and international insurers and their insureds in both the Irish and London markets.


Construction & Projects
The firm acts for some of the foremost companies in the construction industry, providing specialist advice to construction professionals, contractors, employers, operators, investors, developers and their insurers in Ireland and the UK. Non-contentious work includes advising on projects from inception to completion; drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts for civil engineering, building and engineering, and power and energy projects in the public and private sectors. They have strong experience in providing comprehensive support on transactions procured in a variety of methods. They have extensive experience of advising on standard industry forms of contract used in the building and engineering sectors. Where disputes do arise, their specialist team will advise on the best strategy to resolve them.

Members

Browne, Martin

Conroy, Sarah

Cosgrove, Tara

Kilroy, Michelle

Loughran, Niamh

Mackey, Fiona

Ní Laighin, Lasairfhíona

Clients

AG Dore Syndicate 2526

AIG

AmTrust Europe Limited

AmTrust International Underwriters Limited

AVIVA Insurance UK

Chubb

QBE UK and Ireland

RSA

The Special Purpose Fund Manager (Triton)

WR Berkley Insurance (Europe)

Insurance Department

Beale & Co

firm
Department location

1st Floor

7 Grand Canal Street Lower

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

D02 KW81

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Ireland

Insurance: Dispute Resolution


Niamh Loughran
Band 3
Tara Cosgrove
Band 1