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Data Breach

Who are we?

The data breach team sits within the Claims Solutions Group cluster of DACB and is located in our Leeds, London and Newcastle offices.

For details on the firm's full Cyber and Data Risk offering, please click here.

Data has been described as the new oil, and the opportunities presented to Claimants and their solicitors to seek to recover damages and costs have seen a significant recent increase in the number of claims presented following the loss of personal data. The recent Supreme Court judgment in Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants is indicative of the appetite of Claimants and their representatives to pursue claims, even when no loss has been caused by the data breach.

We have a dedicated team of specialist lawyers with the expertise to handle claims follow a data breach, enabling us to handle claims from sole Claimants to group actions involving sensitive data and allegations of psychiatric injury.

How can we help you?

The Data Breach Team of DAC Beachcroft is unique in offering fee earners from paralegal to Partner who will handle claims arising out of data breaches and the misuse of personal data, working in partnership with our specialist Cyber Response team to assist your insureds in notifying the Information Commissioner where required. We have the resource to service claims from a single breach through to complex psychological injury claims and multi-Claimant group actions and have an in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs such that we can provide a service which is of most benefit to our clients’ business.

Clients want to work with people that they like. We take pride in having a professional, experienced and well liked team with whom our clients are delighted to work.

Our team offers:

  • The ability to handle claims from single Claimants to group actions and complex questions of vicarious liability and consent with work streams to reflect the complexity of the claim
  • Collaboration with our cyber-breach specialists in relation to the handling of a data breach from notification to conclusion of subsequent claims
  • Collaboration with our specialist counter-fraud and intelligence teams to investigate fraudulent and exaggerated claims
  • Experience in developing Know Your Opponent strategies in relation to the behaviours and tactics of Claimants’ solicitors
  • Collaboration with our specialist liability team in relation to claims of a sensitive nature
  • Collaboration with our market-leading costs team to minimise indemnity spend when damages and costs are payable

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