Andrea Ward - DAC Beachcroft

Andrea Ward

Partner and Head of Abuse


Andrea specialises in claims against the care sector including social services, schools, religious organisations and the private sector.

Her expertise is in historic claims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and failure to protect. She also advises on data protection and human rights claims and risk management.

Andrea is a partner in the Casualty team in our Newcastle office.

Andrea's experience includes:

  • 52 claims on behalf children against the owners of a nursery;
  • Volume claims against a local authority run home for children with learning difficulties;
  • Claims against the former governors of a school owned by a national charity.

Andrea qualified in 1993 and joined DAC Beachcroft in 2016.  


The Legal 500 describes Andrea as "highly regarded".



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