Surveyors' and Valuers' Liability

We are acutely aware of the reputational, financial and personal impact professional liability claims can have for individuals, companies and their insurers. We offer pragmatic advice drawn from our deep experience and tailored to your needs. Whether mediation, adjudication or litigation – we have the expertise and resources to deliver results swiftly and effectively.


We have specialist experience in defending professional indemnity claims against surveyors, estate agents, property & facilities management agents, letting agents, LPA receivers, investment agents and specialist property consultants across all property sectors.

Our dedicated team handles not only the very high value, more complicated cases but also more standard claims and complaints, where a proactive, decisive and cost-effective strategy is essential.

In addition, our experts are increasingly advising our clients in this sector on wider issues relevant to business operations, including TOBA's, ESG, GDPR/DPA, AI and regulation.

We act for many of the UK’s top 10 national and international property consultants, the UK’s largest surveying, estate agency and property services group, many of the largest regional surveying, valuation, estate agency and lettings companies, and the majority of the professional indemnity insurers who underwrite these risks.

We provide unrivalled levels of service, by combining a detailed knowledge of the property services market with technical excellence and genuine insurance expertise. As committed specialists, we focus on successful outcomes as well as protecting your brand and reputation.

In addition to defending claims, we also advise insurers on policy coverage and have a specialist risk management unit focused on improving property consultancies' approach to risk and ultimately their claims profile.

Dedicated relationship partners combined with innovative technology means we deliver incredible support and a proactive approach.

Featured experience

  • South Australian Asset Management Company v York Montague Ltd, Platform Home Loans Ltd v Oyston Shipways Ltd and Nykredit Mortgage Bank PLC v Edward Erdman Group Ltd; and continues through to the present day including cases such as Cluttons LLP v Regis Group, Paratus AMC Ltd v Countrywide Surveyors Ltd and Mortgage Express v Countrywide Surveyors Ltd.

What our clients say

  • Duncan Greenwood is noted for being, 'outstanding, tactical and gets really excellent results', according to an impressed source, who went on to say: "He's a complete specialist in the area and he's responsive to client's needs."

    Claims director at national surveying practice

  • Charlie Bending 'provides outstanding quality of service' and "focuses on solution and settlement in a pragmatic way that reflects the real objectives of his clients, he has excellent analytical and communication skills."

    Claims partner at global property consultant

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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.