With supply chains coming under increased pressure, our experts enable us to support insurers and their customers in addressing complex issues throughout their global network.


The team has broad experience in transport claims, including transport liability in relation to loss of or damage to cargo at sea or carried by road, rail or air. We have considerable experience of first party cargo claims, including project cargo and related DSU claims, as well as ports and terminal losses.

We are familiar with all of the associated international regimes, including the CMR and the Warsaw/Montreal Conventions.

If fraud is identified in transport claims, our lawyers will work together to combine their expertise to deliver the best litigation strategy and a successful outcome for you.

Featured experience

  • We acted for the successful defendants in the Commercial Court decision in Knapfield v. C.A.R.S Holdings Ltd & Ors (2022).
  • Acting for international reinsurers in connection with a claim for the destruction of a container terminal on the coast of southern Brazil.
  • Represented insurers in relation to a ports and terminals claim in connection with a crane collapse in the port of Aviles.

Client Testimonials

What our clients say

  • They take ownership of cases and manage them in a seamless way because they are so experienced and very good at finding solutions.

    Chambers and Partners, 2021

  • 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 exception, 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.