DAC Beachcroft LLP

Police Law: Mainly Defendant Department

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What the team is known for Prominent police practice embedded in a strong defendant insurance-focused firm. As well as handling complex liability claims, the team has developed its offering to include activity in relation to human rights and data protection issues on behalf of police forces and their insurers.

Strengths Sources say: "They have good judgement as to the merits of cases. They are team players and you feel both helped and supported by them."

Work highlights Acted for a regional police force in relation to a £7 million personal injury claim arising from a road traffic accident.

Notable practitioners

David Knapp has considerable experience acting for police forces on a range of negligence claims. He also handles claims brought under Article 2 of the Human Rights Act.

Tom Walshaw is well regarded for his experience and expertise on behalf of police forces in complex and significant claims made against them. He earns praise for his ability to "always keep focused on the real issue in the case and stay calm in a crisis."