Andrew Ireland - DAC Beachcroft

Andrew Ireland's Expertise

Andrew Ireland

Andrew Ireland is a solicitor advocate, and specialises in representing defenders and their insurers in major and complex loss claims, whether CAT personal injury (particularly catastrophic head and spinal injury claims), property damage or construction.

In recent years, he has also advised in both medical and construction-related professional negligence claims. Andrew has a coordination and training role for the teams and contributes to CPD courses on both law and advocacy skills.

Examples of Andrew's experience include:

  • Major PL water contamination incident involving multiple claims;
  • Complex property claim involving dispute over application of PL policy in insolvency situation similar to Tesco v Constable;
  • Currently involved in complex PL construction incident involving £11m claim for loss of profits and delay costs;
  • Advice to leading insurers on CAT PI claim from pre-litigation stage to settlement of significant Court of Session litigation;
  • Adjudications of property damage claims in terms of the Housing Grants etc Act 1996 for insured contractors;
  • High value CAT claim (est >£5m) involving application in Scotland of issues arising from Sowden v Lodge and related cases;
  • Major multiple fatality and injury claims arising from accident on A9.


"Sources note that he has a "more hands-on proactive role; he tries to get cases sorted out rather than leaving them to run"." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Personal Injury, Scotland

"Wonderfully talented." Chambers UK 2012 Edition - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant



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