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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Our Lawyers - Chris Baranowski

Chris Baranowski

Partner Leeds

Chris Baranowski is a regulatory lawyer in the Leeds SHE (Safety, Health…

Our Lawyers - Emma Bowens

Emma Bowens

Partner Newcastle

Emma Bowens specialises in corporate criminal defence and prosecution.

Our Lawyers - Matthew Breakell

Matthew Breakell

Partner Leeds

Matthew specialises in providing advice and assistance to organisations…

Our Lawyers - Fiona Gill

Fiona Gill

Partner London - Walbrook

Fiona advises on a range of regulatory matters including corporate…

Our Lawyers - Steven Harrison

Steven Harrison

Legal Director Birmingham

Steven Harrison is engaged in representing clients facing prosecutions or…

Our Lawyers - Colin Moore

Colin Moore

Partner London - Walbrook

Colin acts for companies and individuals prosecuted for manslaughter…

Our Lawyers - Kevin OHagan

Kevin O'Hagan

Partner Belfast

Kevin specialises in Safety, Health & Environment, Clinical Risk and…

Our Lawyers - Richard Ottley

Richard Ottley

Partner - Head of HSE Insurer Bristol

Richard specialises in serious regulatory crime cases particularly in the…

Our Lawyers - Karen Railton

Karen Railton

Partner Glasgow

Karen specialises in the defence of individuals and organisations in…

Our Lawyers - Neil Scott

Neil Scott

Consultant Bristol

Neil has over 30 years’ experience of dealing with a wide range of…

Our Lawyers - Heather Vyse

Heather Vyse

Associate Manchester

Heather has over 10 years’ experience of working with corporate entities…


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