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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Professional Negligence

1 ranked lawyersBand 1North East & YorkshireUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading defence-focused practice known for acting on behalf of insurers and their insureds. Assists with a full range of matters including claims against surveyors, solicitors, insurance brokers, accountants, IFAs and tax advisers. Advises public entities and insurance providers on public authority indemnity. Also experienced in policy coverage disputes and often involved in ADR processes.

Strengths

One client highlights the team's "open, friendly and supportive approach."

Work highlights

Acted for tax advisers and their professional indemnity insurers in relation to negligence claims concerning allegations of shadow directorship, breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent tax evasion.

Notable practitioners

Duncan Greenwood is considered by clients to be a "knowledgeable and helpful lawyer."He is well versed in a range of professional negligence matters and regularly defends claims against solicitors and surveyors.

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Overview

The DAC Beachcroft Professional Negligence team in the North East & Yorkshire is by far the largest in the region, with its specialist lawyers working together across two key locations – Leeds and Newcastle.

The group is the recognised market leader in a number of specialist areas including:

Solicitors: with a pedigree dated back to the mutual, we maintain our reputation as the market leader for solicitors PI work in the North East & Yorkshire region.

Property Professionals: we act for many of the UK's top 10 national and international property consultants, the UK's largest estate agency and property services group, and many of the largest regional surveying and lettings companies.

Financial Institutions: specialists within the group act in claims against accountants, IFA's, auditors, tax advisors and other various other financial lines intermediaries.

Insurance Brokers: increasing number of high value/high profile instructions being secured from the insurance sector.

Construction: a dedicated team of specialists advisers contractors, professional and their insurers on substantial and complex pre-action and litigation work, often in multi-party disputes.

Coverage disputes: members of the group are increasingly called upon to advise on dispute arising out of professional indemnity, property damage, business interruption and D&O claims.

Policy Wording: specialists within the team review and draft a wide range of insurance products used extensively within the London insurance market.

Members

Ager, Helen

Clayburn, Laura

Davison, Paul

Greenwood, Duncan

Hazlett, James

McLellan, Stephen

Park, Naomi

Randall-Smith, Claire

Robinson, Gareth

Wharton, Suzanne

Clients

Allied World

Amtrust

Aviva

Axa

Axis

Barbican

Chubb

CNA Hardy

Corporate Solutions

Covea

First Title

Hamilton

Inter Hannover

Liberty

Markel

MS Amlin

QBE

RSA

Tokio Marine HCC

Travelers

XL Catlin

Zurich

Industries

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Professional Negligence Department

DAC Beachcroft LLP

firm
Department location

St Paul's House

Park Square

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 2ND

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North East & Yorkshire

Professional Negligence: Mainly Defendant


Duncan Greenwood
Band 1