Construction and Engineering Disputes

Our team provides specialist advice to secure commercial, strategic solutions for re/insurers across the London and international markets. Our market- leading expertise means we are regularly appointed to advise on some of the most high-profile, high-value, and complex losses in the market, whilst offering a reliable and comprehensive service across the whole claims range.


Our global reach and breadth of experience enables us to service the full spectrum of construction and engineering claims (including renewables), providing clear advice in relation to domestic and international first party and third party claims under annual and project CAR/EAR, DSU, (A)ICoW and PL cover, as well as various operational and bespoke wordings.

Our expertise spans the full underwriting and claims lifecycle, including reviewing and drafting policy wordings, advising on coverage, defending liability claims, and pursuing subrogated recoveries. We have significant experience of litigation, arbitration (all major global arbitral institutions), and all forms of ADR, both domestically and internationally.

Our practical, multi-dimensional approach to the technical and legal issues that arise, as well as our global network of adjuster and expert relationships, enables us to identify and address issues promptly. Our approach is derived from both thorough analysis and commercial consideration, which ensures claims are resolved swiftly and effectively.

Featured experience

  • Advising insurers in relation to Commercial Court proceedings concerning water damage to a large timber cassette roof structure.
  • Advising reinsurers following significant ground settlement issues arising during the construction of an airport terminal in the UAE.
  • Advising insurers in relation to an LCIA arbitration following the failure of a basement slab in an underground car park.
  • Advising insurers in relation to a significant DSU claim following damage to a renewable energy plant during construction.

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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.