DAC Beachcroft LLP

Insurance Department

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Notable practitioners

Anthony Menzies is held in high esteem by market sources for his proven track record in insurance and reinsurance matters in the maritime, transport and energy industries. One client attests: "Anthony provides straightforward, no-nonsense advice which you can trust. He will always recommend the most effective and cost-efficient course of action." He is particularly well known for his expertise in handling matters involving Latin America.

Chris Wilkes maintains a well-regarded practice handling claims defence and coverage disputes, particularly those relating to construction defect and business interruption. He also has noted expertise in energy sector claims. Sources note that he is "exceptionally good and very hard-working" and say that he "offers a great understanding of the market."

Duncan Strachan garners praises from market commentators for his presence across the insurance arena. He concentrates his activity on losses in the Latin American market, offering additional expertise in sector-related disputes and advising reinsurers on major incidents.

The experienced Julian Miller is regularly called upon to handle both insurance and reinsurance claims relating to a wide range of industries. His recent work includes substantial disputes relating to construction defects, cyber hacking and product liability in the pharmaceutical industry.

Liam O'Connell is an experienced practitioner who is regularly called upon to act for reinsurers in complex disputes. She has experience handling both domestic and international claims, with an emphasis on those relating to professional liability in the financial and legal sectors.

Observers highlight Mark Kendall for his contributions to the Latin American insurance market. He is strong across the insurance and reinsurance gamut, with his strengths encompassing property and international casualty along with product liability and recall in a variety of industries.

Nick Young is regularly called upon to handle complex insurance disputes relating to property, construction, and energy, both nationally and internationally. He is the firm's regional senior partner in London and heads the property insurance team. Sources say: "He knows his stuff and has a good reputation."