Our extensive experience enables us to understand your challenges quickly and provide effective solutions and advice. With offices across the globe, we can offer you the comprehensive legal services you need.


Our extensive marine capability includes hull and machinery, freight, cargo and project cargo/DSU, as well as builders' risk, charterers' and ship repairers’ liability and related war and strikes, terrorism and political risk cover.

Our marine team has extensive experience from bulk carriers to yachts, and across the full range of claim scenarios from towage loss to piracy, seizure, grounding and unseaworthiness to breach of survey warranty. We have particular experience in project cargo and related DSU claims, and in carriers’ and forwarders’ liability.

Where fraud is identified in marine claims, our lawyers will work together to combine their expertise to provide the best litigation strategy and deliver successful outcomes.

Featured experience

  • Acting for insurers in defence of a major cargo policy claim arising from damage to various cargoes of fruit shipped from the Philippines to China. Evidential disputes as to cargo damage and alleged political rejection.
  • Acting on behalf of NVOCC interests following loss of the vessel MOL Comfort.
  • Advising marine insurers and reinsurers in relation to a constructive total loss under a hull and machinery policy arising from the grounding of a ship in French territorial waters in the Caribbean. Litigation corresponding to three jurisdictions successfully concluded.

Client Testimonials

What our clients say

  • A very good understanding of our business, and what the levers are to success in our markets.

    Legal 500, UK 2021

  • Their legal criteria are exceptional, clear and to the point. They differ in going straight to the point, beyond filling their concepts with information that is not relevant when making decisions.

    Legal 500, Latin America 2021

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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.