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UK 2022
UK-wide Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance
Band 2

4 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by DAC Beachcroft LLP

What we do
Acting across the full breadth of the insurance market, we understand both the strategic and the day-to-day issues our clients face. DAC Beachcroft is recognised as a pre-eminent advisor to the insurance market, and we place a strong emphasis on the long-term relationships we build with you so that we can really add value to your business.

Our international reach includes a presence in key insurance markets across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and a representative office in Miami, as well as formal relationships with law firms across North America. DAC Beachcroft is pround to be a founding member of Legalign Global, a closely integrated alliance of four multi-national law firms focused on the insurance market.

What we are known for

■We act for leading UK and global insurance and reinsurers;
■We provide comprehensive claims resolution and policy advice including mediation, arbitration and litigation in UK, internationally and in multi-jurisdictional cases;
■We have a specialist insurance, corporate, commercial, regulatory and advisory team;
■We provide cross-class capability;
■We operate as one firm, one team, one approach;
■We demonstrate international expertise and local knowledge.

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Chambers Review

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Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance - UK-wide
Band 2
What the team is known for

Well-resourced team with significant international capabilities. Handles a wide array of work on behalf of a client roster that features major UK and global insurers. Highly knowledgeable in the property and casualty arena but also has a strong offering in areas such as renewable energy, product liability, technology and cybersecurity. Notable experience handling complex coverage disputes and also represents clients in reinsurance matters.

Notable practitioners

Chris Wilkes handles a broad array of contentious insurance and reinsurance matters. He has deep experience in both domestic and cross-border cases, with particular strengths advising on property damage, construction and product liability claims.

Liam O'Connell is regularly called upon to advise on complex insurance and reinsurance disputes and offers particular expertise in professional indemnity claims.
"Liam is an impressive advocate with the innate ability to break down the most complex issues. He is wonderful to work with and very commercial in his approach."

Nick Young heads the firm's property insurance group and has considerable expertise in construction, engineering and property damage claims. He regularly advises on matters arising in the wake of catastrophic fires and explosions.

Julian Miller acts on behalf of insurers and reinsurers across a broad spectrum of disputes. He provides advice on coverage and claims concerning a range of policies, including those relating to construction, product liability and cyber insurance.
"Julian is a very calm yet firm lawyer who has strong analytical gifts."

Ranked Lawyers at
DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance

Chris Wilkes
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Liam O'Connell
Band 2
Nick Young
Band 2
Julian Miller
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David Bear

Graham Ludlam

Hans Allnutt

Helen Faulkner

Jeames Deacon

Ken McKenzie

Patrick Hill

Paul Leighton

Rod Searl

Simon Jones

Stephen Gorman

Steven Dewhurst

Tom Baker

Tom Watkinson

Wendy Hopkins

Will Allison


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AXA Insurance (including AXA Corporate Solutions & Global)

Allianz Insurance plc

Allianze Global Corporate & Speciality (AGCS)


Berkshire Hathaway


Markel International


Munich Re

Old Mutual

QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited and syndicates


Swiss Re

XL Caitlin

Zurich Insurance plc (including Zurich Global Corporate)


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