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Published 22 October 2020
International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to act for Network Rail, the owner and infrastructure manager for most of the railway networks in Great Britain. The appointment, which followed a highly competitive tender process, will see DAC Beachcroft handle Network Rail’s public and employer’s liability claims, on a sole supplier basis, for three years with effect from 1 September 2020.
DAC Beachcroft partner, John Goodman, who heads the firm’s public sector liability team and led the tender, commented: "We are absolutely delighted to be appointed as sole supplier for Network Rail, to handle all its liability claims. Network Rail will be a key client for our highly regarded national public sector liability team.
“This win is a testament to great teamwork across the firm and our unique proposition of very strong public sector liability expertise combined with unrivalled data analytics."
Craig Dickson, CEO of DAC Beachcroft’s Claims Solutions Group, added: “This is a very significant appointment for our Claims Solutions business. We have the industry knowledge, claims expertise and legal skills to provide Network Rail with an excellent service.”
Top-ranked in the major legal directories, DAC Beachcroft has the largest defendant public sector liability team in the UK. In June 2020, the group was further boosted with the arrival of four public sector liability specialists, including partner John Palmer from DWF in London.