Mark Rivers - DAC Beachcroft

Mark Rivers



Mark regularly advises on the defence of high value personal injury and fatal accident claims. He handles cases up to and including the highest value catastrophic injury claims and also conducts inquests.

His employer liability experience includes Work Related Upper Limb Disorders, Noise Induced Hearing Loss, Vibration White Finger, Asbestosis & Mesothelioma, and other respiratory conditions. Mark also advises on indemnity/coverage disputes and status/MIB issues.

Previously, he has been solely responsible for all of the personal litigation arising out of two major factory sites in Wiltshire and has advised one international energy company on a range of issues. In addition, Mark advises on the defence of property litigation and property recovery cases

Mark spent 8 years as a partner at a small successful firm in Bath followed by 13 years as a partner at a large national firm based in Bristol. He has acted as client partner for a number of leading insurance companies.

Since 1997, Mark has spoken regularly at conferences on a diverse range of topics in the field of personal injury litigation, including an international conference on Psychological Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents. He regularly conducts training sessions for insurer clients and can assist with both auditing and file reviews.

Mark was responsible for conducting the following interesting cases:

  • Mills-Davies v RSPB (2005) CLY 4196
  • Smith v Fordyce [2013] EWCACiv 320
  • British Telecommunications PLC v (1) EDF Energy PLC (2) South Eastern Power Networks PLC [2014] EWHC 932(TCC)



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