David Williams

Partner

Leeds

David is a personal injury lawyer in our Leeds office and specialises in casualty work, in particular Employers Liability and Public Liability claims, including those stemming from major industrial accidents, explosions and fires.
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  • Biography

    David is a personal injury lawyer in our Leeds office and specialises in casualty work, in particular Employers Liability and Public Liability claims, including those stemming from major industrial accidents, explosions and fires. He also manages the claims for a number of multinational corporate clients.

    He is the Technical Manager for the casualty service line. His role includes the delivery of thought leadership, strategic and technical training to clients, and the provision of technical training within DAC Beachcroft Claims Ltd.

    David joined DAC Beachcroft and became a Partner in May 2015. He is responsible for managing our relationship with a number of corporate clients.

    Relevant experience includes:

    • Representing the successful appellant in the Supreme Court judgment in Zurich Insurance v Hayward, described by Professor Dominic Regan as “having immense ramifications for civil litigators” (New Law Journal).
    • Representing an insurer client and its insured in a lead asbestos-related disease claim, securing a settlement enabling ongoing immunotherapy treatment to be purchased by the Claimant whilst concluding her claim before trial.
    • Representing an insurer client and its insured in a lead nervous shock claim, Farmer v Outokumpu, the claim being dismissed as the Claimant failed to satisfy the control tests which govern such claims.
Sector Expertise
  • Insurance

Service Expertise
  • UK Casualty

  • Data, Privacy and Cyber

  • Strategic Advisory

Office Location

Leeds Skyline

Leeds

  • St Pauls House
  • 23 Park Square South
  • Leeds, LS1 2ND

+44 (0) 113 251 4700

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