Martin Paxton - DAC Beachcroft

Martin Paxton



Martin is a professional indemnity lawyer in our Manchester office. He specialises in defending claims against lawyers, insurance brokers, valuers, construction professionals and D&B Contractors. He also advises on all aspects of policy coverage.  

Martin's experience includes:

  • Defending leading counsel in a multi-million pound claim arising from litigation on behalf of a liquidator;
  • Handling the defence of a significant claim against a firm of solicitors following the failure of large scale residential development in Manchester;
  • Defending a well known firm of brokers in connection with a claim in excess of £1m arising from the alleged failure to obtain advanced loss of profits cover;
  • Handling a large portfolio claim brought against a large national firm of valuers arising out of 50+ individual allegations;
  • Assisting a national firm of architects in connection with a claim arising from alleged negligent design co-ordination;
  • Conducting the defence of a significant, multi-party claim against design and build contractors following the failure of a concrete warehouse floor.     

Martin is a regular contributor to external publications and has delivered seminars on topics including architect's exposures, policy coverage and brokers liability. He is a regular user of mediation as a form of ADR and has conducted a significant number of adjudications.

He qualified in 2002 and joined DAC Beachcroft in 2016 as a partner.


Martin is described in Chambers and Partners 2015 as "one to watch".



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