Richard Highley - DAC Beachcroft

Richard Highley


London - Minster Court

Richard Highley is a partner specialising in disputes related to banking, insurance and financial institutions, and accountants' liability.

He deals with large commercial disputes, international litigation, insurance and reinsurance issues and disputes, and substantial professional negligence actions. He has also advised on claims relating to banking fraud, and on UK litigation and regulatory issues.

Richard is the English legal advisor for the captive of a large international bank, and advises the captive on claims issues arising with the insured and insurers.

He is trained as a mediator.

In addition, he has written numerous articles and has given talks on subjects including the impact of the Human Rights Act on commercial litigation, insurance coverage issues and accountants' liability.


"...a "very hard-working and dedicated lawyer with a fantastic insurance coverage practice." He is an adroit financial lines practitioner as well as having considerable construction insurance experience." Chambers and Partners UK, 2015 Edition, Insurance and Reinsurance UK wide

"Richard Highley is commended for his insurance practice, which includes disputes with international aspects." Chambers and Partners UK, 2014 Edition, Insurance and Reinsurance UK wide

" a ‘very capable operator who is deeply experienced'." Legal 500 UK 2014 Edition, Commercial Litigation London

"Richard Highley is adept in the handling of financial institutions-related work D&O and accountants' liability." Chambers and Partners UK, 2013 Edition, Contentious Claims UK wide

"Richard Highley wins praise for his focus on insurance disputes related to banking, financial institutions and accountants' liability, and he has a strong track record." Chambers and Partners UK, 2012 Edition




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