Nigel Adams - DAC Beachcroft

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Nigel Adams

Nigel is a Partner in the Claims Solutions Group in our Fetter Lane London office. He commenced his career as a criminal defence / regulatory lawyer but his practice has evolved to the point he now specialises in the resolution of catastrophic and complex injury claims brought against private and public bodies, individuals and their respective insurers. Nigel's practice covers all areas of motor, employers', occupiers' and public liability claims, sports injuries, as well as claims brought by secondary victims.

With over 27 years' experience of handling such matters, Nigel has gained considerable experience of amputation claims, head and spinal cord injuries, chronic regional pain syndrome and fatal accidents.

Nigel has also been involved in a number of claims arising from accidents occurring abroad, as well as fraudulent claims, insurance coverage issues, claims against the MIB and under the Rail Industry Dispute Resolution procedure, and product liability claims (most notably an action on behalf of a number of insurers against a motor manufacturer for losses arising from defective motor vehicles).

Nigel has developed a very close working relationship with a number of national and international insurers (most notably Zurich Insurance who have instructed Nigel on increasingly high value and complex claims for the last 20 years).

Nigel's experience includes: a multi-party coach crash in the French Alps; fatal accidents in Nigeria to include a fatal helicopter crash litigated in Guernsey and America along with four cases in the Court of Appeal: Edwards v Sutton [2016] EWCA Civ 1005 (a PL case involving a Local Authority), R v Elson [1994] EWCA (identification parades in criminal matters) and Interface Properties Ltd v Eagle Star Insurance Co Ltd [2004] (a dishonest claim against an insurer for alleged theft of a motor vehicle).

Keen to be innovative, Nigel, by example, has developed the effective use of pre-action disclosure applications against claimants and their solicitors who fail in their duty to abide by the CPR and provide timely disclosure.

As well as being a member of FOIL and the English and Welsh Law Society, Nigel has been ranked by both Chambers and the Legal 500.

Qualified since 1995, Nigel joined DAC Beachcroft in 2017.



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