Defendant Injury

By adopting a proactive and commercial approach, our team provides a service specifically designed to reduce our clients' indemnity spend.

By adopting a proactive and commercial approach, our team provides a service specifically designed to reduce our clients' indemnity spend.


Our team exclusively deals with defendant personal injury claims. For some clients we provide a cradle-to-grave service dealing with cases from the outset, through to the Injuries Board process whilst other clients instruct us only once a matter is litigated. We are also experienced in dealing with books of business in run-off.

We are panel solicitors for some of the larger insurers in Ireland. We also act for many international insurers who have exposure in Ireland.

Our team deals with employers' liability, public liability and motor claims. We have dedicated sub-teams working on a range of sectors, including Counter Fraud, Large Loss, Travel & Tour Operators, Retail, Leisure and Equestrian Claims.

We fully understand the importance of accurate reserving and this is a major focus of the team. We are accustomed to providing detailed Management Information (MI) and being measured by challenging KPIs. We actively encourage clients to provide us with an SLA as we welcome being measured against our competitors.


We can work on either a direct instruction basis or on a delegated authority basis. Our team has successfully handled large volumes of cases as an outsourced project for clients, and we have experience of managing a client's former solicitors panel.

We use a bespoke case management system that ensures cases are always being progressed and use detailed MI databases. We report regularly, advising on key issues. We operate much lower caseloads than our competitors so we know our cases better, progress them quicker and reduce the shelf life of our client's cases and ultimately reduce our clients' indemnity spend. Every case has a defined strategy that has been approved at partner or associate level.

We frequently provide training to our clients and are very happy to assist clients working with major insureds as part of, and in the run-up to, the renewal process. We work with our clients to provide a fully joined-up service with brokers, claims handlers and loss adjusters.


Client Testimonials

What our clients say

  • Very few firms in Ireland instil confidence when dealing with claims but DACB are a very safe pair of hands and have dealt with claims efficiently and quickly bearing in mind the delays of the Irish jurisdiction.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

  • David Kennedy is highly regarded and provides in-depth, detailed advice on a range of casualty matters. Mr Kennedy is very responsive to queries raised and demonstrates in-depth technical knowledge and problem-solving skills for the files he deals with.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

  • The DAC Beachcroft team is very approachable, flexible and patient. They explain what is going on locally and offer great value for money.

    Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.