Health & Safety Insurance Services
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Health & Safety Insurance Services

Who are we?

DAC Beachcroft has one of the largest Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) teams in the UK. The team offers extensive national coverage to clients, with more than 30 SHE specialist lawyers in 7 of our offices in the UK.

The team is routinely instructed by a large majority of the top 10 liability insurers as well as brokers and self-insured organisations. We are considered especially effective in cases involving insurers’ premier corporate clients. Insurers prize our ability to get to grips with complex and high profile cases. Many of our cases receive significant media interest and we well understand the importance of protecting insurers’ and their insureds’ reputational, as well as financial, interests.

As a leading law firm in the insurance sector, our regulatory lawyers understand what‘s important for insurers and their insured in a health and safety or environmental case.

We have particular expertise in Construction, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Healthcare and Public Sector, Retail and Rail/Transport sectors and provide bespoke products and services to your insured in these areas. We will often work with our insurer clients to assist in building their relationships with their larger corporate insured.

How can we help you?

The benefits to your insured of instructing one of the leading health, safety and environmental practices in the country are perhaps obvious. We firmly believe our insurer clients benefit from our involvement in the following ways:

  • Improve claims defensibility and identify potential contribution claims at the earliest stage.
  • Control/collation of evidence at the earliest opportunity.
  • Avoiding damaging disclosure and poorly prepared accident reports.
  • Enable insurers to make an early determination of civil liability and potential contribution claims.
  • Identify large loss indicators at the earliest stage.
  • Seamless liaison with colleagues handing civil cases within DAC Beachcroft.
  • Provide cost effective representation and manage the risk of very large cost claims should the insured instruct another firm.
  • Ensure early and accurate reserving.
  • Enhance long-term relationships with your insured by providing industry-leading legal support on active cases as well as through education, training, and support.

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Criminal Motor Defence

“I would recommend them for their strength in depth, expertise, knowledge of similar cases, very good understanding of my sector, diligence, organisation and responsiveness”
Legal 500

We are a tier 1 Legal 500 firm in Bristol, Leeds, Newport and London with 3 of our team ranked as Leading Individuals, namely Sally Roff, Fiona Gill, and Richard Ottley. We are also highly commended as a band 2 firm in Chambers, highlighting Chris Baranowski, Colin Moore, Fiona Gill, and Sally Roff as ranked team members.

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