Sarah Dodd - DAC Beachcroft

Sarah Dodd's Expertise

Sarah Dodd



Sarah Dodd has 14 years' experience managing a team specialising in the recovery of financial compensation for insurance companies, and their insureds following property damage and advising on liability claims and policy coverage issues.

She has pursued a preliminary issue at the Upper Tribunal of the Lands Chamber in the course of a claim against the Haringey Council, pursuant to section 202E of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. This success is one of only 8 reported tree preservation order cases before the Tribunal (Keates v Haringey LBC [2010] UKUT 392 (LC)).

Sarah had success at the Technology and Construction Court in a flood claim against the Newport City Council brought on behalf of 3 insurance companies and their insured following flooding from a Council owned reservoir. Judgment found against the Council in both negligence and in Rylands v Fletcher nuisance (Cordin & Others – v – Newport City Council, TCC 23 January 2009 (unreported).)

Also, Sarah has experience in pursuing claims on behalf of energy companies and distribution network operators following damage to their underground apparatus. This includes success in the Technology and Construction Court in the claim of Central Networks East plc v Integrated Services Limited (1) Murphy Limited (2)  TCC 9 September 2010 (unreported) where damages were obtained following damage to Central Networks' underground 132KV electricity cable.