Nick Young - DAC Beachcroft

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Nick Young

Nick Young leads the firm's Property Insurance service line. He is also the Regional Senior Partner for the London Minster Court office. He joined legacy firm Davies Arnold Cooper upon qualification in 1990 and was made a partner in 1996.

He specialises in property, energy, construction and engineering claims, including recoveries and policy coverage, as well as South American insurance/reinsurance disputes and fraudulent claims, notably arson.

Also, Nick specialises in advising insurers and their insureds on crisis management issues following major losses, examples including the Albright and Wilson chemical explosion, Hatfield and Potters Bar train crashes, Buncefield, the Gibraltar Port fire, and the fire at Tilbury Power Station.

Nick is also a committee member of the Arson Control Forum, a multi-agency organisation, originally established by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to achieve a sustained reduction in the number of deliberate fires and related deaths, injuries and property damage.

He was sponsored by the Arson Prevention Bureau and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to attend "Arson for Prosecutors", an intensive training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Centre in the USA where he was appointed as a visiting professor.

He lectures widely on a range of UK and International insurance issues.


Nick's expertise is recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.

"Nick Young heads the firm's property insurance section, and maintains a focus on advising clients on crisis management in the wake of major losses such as explosions, rail crashes and fire damage. Sources say that he is a 'very knowledgeable' practitioner who 'offers commercial solutions and is good with clients'." - Chambers and Partners UK 2016

"Nick Young is noted for his ‘straightforward advice', and is 'a great person to have on your side’." - Legal 500 2016



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