Martin Browne - DAC Beachcroft

Martin Browne's Expertise

Martin Browne



Martin Browne is a Professional Indemnity lawyer in our Dublin office. He specialises in Insurance Law and, in particular, the defence of claims against professionals.

His experience includes:

  • Advising local market insurers in relation to coverage issues in significant commercial court proceedings;
  • Advising London market insurers in relation to a series of claims against a firm of solicitors in respect of breaches of undertakings, and run-off cover and successfully identifying and fixing a succeeding practice with carriage of the claims;
  • Securing a Notice of Discontinuance from a Plaintiff against an insurer client in a potential test case for 'class action' type litigation against insurers;
  • Advising London market insurers on coverage issues concerning a claim for defamation against a public body, in relation to which claim indemnity was declined;
  • Negotiating a substantial settlement on behalf of insurers in subrogated proceedings involving complex coverage issues in which insurers had significant litigation risk;
  • Advising London market insurers in the successful settlement at mediation of long running High Court proceedings, with attendant substantial savings on costs, in which case we had been instructed at the pre-trial stage only.

Martin initially practised as a lawyer for a major public body where he obtained significant experience managing an extensive portfolio of cases, both civil and criminal, before moving into private practice as a litigator.

In addition to valuable experience gained from dealing with complex Plaintiff cases, Martin has considerable experience in defence litigation having acted for a range of local market insurance providers and Lloyd's Syndicates, as well as self-insured companies.

He regularly advises underwriters on coverage issues, in particular in relation to professional indemnity policies and has experience in defending professionals, including solicitors, architects, engineers, and financial advisers, and also in defending public bodies.



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