Sally Yuill - DAC Beachcroft
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Sally Yuill's Expertise

 

Sally Yuill

Sally specialises in and leads a team undertaking high value and catastrophic injury claims.

She has over 30 years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors including Motor, Employers’ and Public Liability. Her key clients include Zurich, Aviva, Insure the Box and Co-operative Insurance.

Relevant experience includes:

  • A Claimant suffered a traumatic amputation in a boating accident. Pre-litigation and pre instruction of solicitors, we engaged him in rehabilitation to include the offer of private prosthetics. We also provided a bridging loan to enable him to move into more suitable accommodation whilst he sold his house. As a result, he was back at work within 6 months initially on a graded return but then full time and able to function independently at home. Settlement was negotiated and completed within 18 months. Apart from saving on the claim and costs, it enhanced the insurer’s reputation with both the Claimant and the customer.
  • A Claimant suffered paraplegia following a motorcycle accident. After early dialogue with his solicitors, rehabilitation was agreed plus early engagement of accommodation experts: the Claimant had young children and he wanted to access the whole house. Through a combination of his motivation, the parties' legal representatives working together and an early substantial interim payment, he was able to secure an appropriate house enabling the family to move on. Settlement was achieved in 15 months.
  • A Claimant in his 50s tripped over a low chain fence in a pub garden sustaining a severe ankle injury resulting in a below knee amputation. An early site inspection and investigation led to a firm denial of liability although the Insured and witnesses subsequently refused to assist. Further forensic investigations on the medical side revealed that the treatment he had received was below an appropriate standard. The relevant Trust was added into proceedings and although they admitted breach of duty, they denied it contributed to the Claimant’s condition. An early but modest offer was made taking account the risks on both liability and causation. Settlement was eventually agreed at mediation with a modest increase from the original global offer and the Co-Defendant agreeing to pay £2 million of a £2.1 million claim plus all the Claimant’s costs.

Sally is ranked and recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500 individually and described as ‘ … dynamic and client focused’ and ‘trusted adviser’.

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