Nick Young - DAC Beachcroft

Nick Young


London - Minster Court

Nick Young leads the firm's Property Insurance service line. He is also the Regional Senior Partner for the London Minster Court office. He joined legacy firm Davies Arnold Cooper upon qualification in 1990 and was made a partner in 1996.

He specialises in property, energy, construction and engineering claims, including recoveries and policy coverage, as well as South American insurance/reinsurance disputes and fraudulent claims, notably arson.

Also, Nick specialises in advising insurers and their insureds on crisis management issues following major losses, examples including the Albright and Wilson chemical explosion, Hatfield and Potters Bar train crashes, Buncefield, the Gibraltar Port fire, and the fire at Tilbury Power Station.

Nick is also a committee member of the Arson Control Forum, a multi-agency organisation, originally established by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to achieve a sustained reduction in the number of deliberate fires and related deaths, injuries and property damage.

He was sponsored by the Arson Prevention Bureau and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to attend "Arson for Prosecutors", an intensive training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Centre in the USA where he was appointed as a visiting professor.

He lectures widely on a range of UK and International insurance issues.


Nick's expertise is recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.

"Nick Young attracts acclaim from clients for his expertise in high-profile property disputes. Sources state: "He's one to have in your corner - incredibly forthright in his opinions and extremely robust when he's on your side. He's a superb lawyer"." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Insurance: Reinsurance, UK Wide

"‘The tenacious Nick Young leads the Property Insurance Service Line’." Legal 500, 2015 Edition



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