DAC Beachcroft LLP

Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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What the team is known for National firm housing a substantial team of experts who can defend everything from serious injury and industrial disease claims to suspected cases of fraud. A leading adviser to major insurers, and very capable of handling international matters. Particular expertise in motor claims, with additional knowledge of public and employers' liability. Offers further expertise in sexual abuse and care sector abuse and neglect claims.

Strengths Clients appreciate DAC Beachcroft's "great understanding of what local authorities need."

Sources highlight the firm's"very good national presence."

Another source says: "They are efficient and know what they're doing. Junior staff are well supervised."

Work highlights Acted for Admiral Insurance in a case involving a young woman who suffered spinal injuries following an RTA.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Parker
is experienced in defending and advising insurers in strategic test cases, most notably with respect to personal injury matters. He is often instructed in landmark appeals, and offers a wealth of expertise representing both claimants and defendants in judicial reviews.
"Extremely good and certainly knows his stuff."

Danielle Singer
defends insurers against severe brain, spinal injury and amputation cases.
"A well-respected personal injury lawyer doing large-loss catastrophic cases for various insurers."

Deborah Bradley
advises an impressive client base of major insurers in connection with catastrophic spinal cord and brain injury cases, as well as amputation claims. She is often instructed to defend against high-value claims, offering specialist expertise in injuries as a result of RTAs, accidents at work and public liability claims.
"Well thought of and liked by clients." "Very sensible and easy to work with."

Duncan Rutter
has a broad personal injury practice encompassing all kinds of serious accident, clinical negligence and disease claims arising out of employer, public and RTA liability. He is particularly well versed in advising clients on catastrophic injury claims, with an emphasis on those involving brain and spinal injuries. He frequently represents clients in court in his capacity as a solicitor advocate.

Sally Yuill
handles catastrophic injury claims as a result of motor and employers' liability. She is experienced in cases involving spinal injuries and amputation. She is head of the firm's large loss team in Bristol and counts a number of leading insurers and corporations among her clients.
"Really good and well regarded by clients."

Sara May
leads the firm's complex and catastrophic injury practice. She acts for insurers in brain and spinal injury claims.
"A very good lawyer who does very well in high-value claims."

Tania Sless
focuses on occupational stress and product liability claims, acting on behalf of an array of manufacturers and retailers. She is frequently sought out by employers for strategic advice to help avoid potential claims.
"Very client-focused and a fount of all knowledge."