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Beale & Co

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Managing Partner: Tara Cosgrove
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Originally founded in 1838 Beale & Co have over 180 years’ experience providing specialist legal advice to the construction, engineering, infrastructure and insurance sectors. With over 60 lawyers spread across offices in London, Bristol, Dublin and Dubai, the firm delivers an innovative and international service to clients wherever they may be. In an ever-changing legal market it has never been more important to maintain a high quality specialist service. The firm has a reputation for working to the highest standards and has thrived in response to a demand that has grown exponentially over the past 25 years. The approach is always consistent: understand the often technically complex issues, identify solutions and implement an appropriate strategy to achieve a successful outcome. Lawyers are experts in their field and have a genuine understanding of the industries in which they operate. The firm’s relative size combined with tight lines of communication make it extremely agile and able to respond quickly and efficiently to demand. This means that the client gets a high quality and cost-efficient end-to-end service — all the way from briefing to resolution. Beale & Co is a specialist, high quality insurance firm known for providing commercial and cost effective advice to insurers and professional clients throughout the Republic of Ireland, UK and internationally. It acts for insurers and their insureds defending a variety of claims including property, public liability, product liability and contractors all risk claims against a wide range of insureds and professions. The firm also has considerable expertise in maritime and aviation claims. It provides all levels of support required including claims handling and delegated authority, as well as representation in mediation, arbitration and in pre and post litigation matters. The firm provides its clients with a personal, partner-led service, whilst handling the most demanding, multi-party high value claims and multi-million euro disputes.

Main areas of Practice:

Professional Negligence & Insurance:

Professional negligence is a core part of Beale & Co’s insurance practice. Specialist teams act on claims involving the key professional indemnity markets including construction and engineering professionals, solicitors and barristers, insurance brokers, accountants, auditors and actuaries, financial and pensions advisers, and surveyors and valuers. The team is experienced in handling complex and highvalue claims, as well as more straightforward and cost sensitive matters. It advises a spectrum of national and international insurers and their insureds in both the Irish and London markets. The firm advises on matters arising in respect of directors and officers, financial institutions, property and casualty, product, design and construct, EL/PL risks, marine and aviation in respect of claims, coverage advice and policy wording. Beale & Co also provides established, successful claims handling and delegated authority schemes for leading insurers.
Key Contact: Tara Cosgrove
Tel: +353 0 1 536 9610
Email: [email protected]

Construction & Projects:
The firm acts for some of the foremost companies in the construction industry, providing specialist advice to construction professionals, contractors, employers, operators, investors, developers and their insurers in Ireland and the UK. Non-contentious work includes advising on projects from inception to completion; drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts for civil engineering, building and engineering, and power and energy projects in the public and private sectors. The firm has strong experience in providing comprehensive support on transactions procured in a variety of methods. It has extensive experience of advising on standard industry forms of contract used in the building and engineering sectors. Where disputes do arise, the specialist team will advise on the best strategy to resolve them. With expertise in all types of dispute resolution the firm can advise on every aspect of litigation and alternative dispute resolution including: adjudication; conciliation; domestic and international arbitration; expert determination and mediation.
Key Contact: Sarah Conroy
Tel: +353 0 1 536 9610
Email: [email protected]