Construction Professional Indemnity

We are aware of the reputational, financial and personal impact professional indemnity claims can have for individuals, companies and their insurers. We provide bespoke, pragmatic and high quality advice delivered in sophisticated, customised and creative ways. Each client receives what they value most – expert construction advice, tailored to their specific needs.


Our dedicated teams have expertise dealing with construction professional indemnity claims. Our specialist lawyers advise on high-value, complex, technically-challenging, multi-party claims involving the full range of construction professionals including architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, design and build contractors and specialist sub-contractors.

As well as handling high value and complicated construction matters, our teams have the versatility to deal with lower value (although often equally complex) construction claims where a proactive, decisive and cost-effective strategy is essential. However, regardless of the value, our experience shows that prompt analysis and determination of strategy can provide insurers with an early resolution so as to limit costs escalation.

Our specialism in claims of a professional indemnity nature means that we are both insurance and construction lawyers. We are able to advise on coverage, regulatory risk and manage the relations between insurers, brokers and insureds throughout the life of a claim.

Featured experience

  • Acting for a D&C Contractor and its insurers in respect of a £100m claim arising from the allegedly defective design and construction of a very large car park at a major out of town shopping centre.
  • Defending a multi-million pound multi-party claim in the TCC in London against a firm of architects arising from allegations of negligent design, design co-ordination and inspection at a newly built specialist A&E hospital in the north of England
  • Acting for a firm of structural engineers and its professional indemnity insurers on a multi-million pound TCC claim involving the design and construction of a cantilevered steel beam roof at a high end residential development in London.
  • Successfully defending adjudication proceedings brought against a firm of Quantity Surveyors arising from an alleged failure to serve a valid Payless Notice in time.

Client Testimonials

What our clients say

  • Outstanding in the prof neg world, consistently praised by clients, excellent work product but without any fuss.

    Legal 500, Professional Negligence – London, 2023

  • I was impressed by the team's ability to quickly pick up details and secure the client's position quickly and efficiently.

    Chamber 2023, Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction client

  • The firm is pragmatic and commercial and does not take on silly points. I rate the firm highly.

    Chambers 2023, Professional Negligence: Mainly Defendant client

  • The firm is one of the most well-established teams in the area. Its reputation is well founded.

    Chambers 2023, Professional Negligence: Mainly Defendant client

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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.