Scotland Property - DAC Beachcroft
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Scotland Property

Any business within the first or third party property market will want to ensure they are only paying out a reasonable sum on legitimate claims, and on those claims where they pay out they can then recover. Our property team can assist on all property claims regardless of the value and jurisdiction and type.

"Property" not only covers bricks and mortar but also products, business interruption and anything arising out of a property policy. We work closely with composite insurers, mono-line insurers, MGAs, TPAs, loss adjusters, brokers and corporates.

We can provide insight into key developments that may affect the property industry such as:

  • Insurance Act 2015: Proportionate remedies
  • Including data protection and cyber risks
  • Arson
  • Riot Compensation Bill
  • Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010
  • Flood Re

Our property teams can offer real value to your property claims through, where appropriate, innovative pricing models and processes to ensure that indemnity spend is reduced and cash flow is increased.

What we do

We are leaders in providing Property claims services and have over 30 years' experience of developing a bespoke offering for our clients in this field. Our stated strategic intent is to ensure we have commercially focused pragmatic settlement strategies, which align our litigation philosophy to our clients' key objectives of managing, controlling and reducing indemnity spend and cycle times, whilst maintaining technical excellence.

Within property services we have a number of identifiable products that have been developed to address a specific client need, requirement or expectation:

Subrogated Property Recoveries

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A dedicated recovery team, covering both volume and high value/complex property recoveries, both commercial and domestic, in London, the regions and Scotland.

Property Coverage

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A specialist team handling property coverage advice, including FOS matters.

Property Fraud

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Our fraud team works closely with insurers to provide pragmatic, succinct and clear advice.

Property Liability

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A breadth and depth in handing liability claims.

Subsidence

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A bespoke subsidence team handling all aspects of subsidence claims, including tree root recovery and mitigation, TPO, Coal Mining. We are the editors of and contributors to the Subsidence Handbook.

Product Liability

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We have specialist individuals who can advise on product liability claims.

London Market and Global

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We have a London-based team who can handle the London market and global property claims.

What we are known for

Our specialist product approach

We have specialist teams to handle claims according to their expertise - recovery, large/complex losses, fraud/coverage, liability, specialist issues, regulatory, and small claims – ensuring the most cost effective handling. We work with our clients to identify new products and areas of focus. For example, we were the first law firm to identify and set up a dedicated pre-litigation subrogated recovery team, which receives instructions from the First Notification of Loss.

Our technical strength

Our strength in depth and ability to handle the complete spectrum of property claims is unrivalled, in London, the Regions and Scotland. We ensure the best people are allocated to every case, which means we can leverage our technical know-how and expertise to optimise case outcomes and results.

Our client portfolio and relationships

By virtue of our client base we have a unique insight into the insurance sector. Specifically we can leverage data and use it to supply market insight and market benchmarking.

Our industry access and insight

No other law firm is as actively engaged as we are on Civil Justice Reforms, both UK and Scottish Government engagement and wider stakeholder involvement. We are the only official legal partner to the ABI. We are able to leverage this for our clients' benefit by bringing insight on emerging industry issues and shaping the future reform programme.

Market consolidator and leader

We have a proven track record of understanding our client's needs. We were, for example, first to market to provide meaningful recovery data including pence in the pound recoveries and pipeline reports.

Detailed elements of our services

  • Property Recoveries
  • Property Liability
  • Property Fraud
  • Property Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Subsidence
  • London Market and Global

Expertise