Helen Faulkner

Head of Insurance


Helen Faulkner is the Head of Insurance at DAC Beachcroft in the UK and internationally.
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  • Biography

    Helen is Head of Insurance at DAC Beachcroft. As a member of the Firm's Executive Board, Helen is responsible for all our Insurance clients both in the UK and internationally. She leads a team of over 375 fee earners including 130 Partners.

    Helen maintains and develops significant insurance client relationships and has considerable experience in defending a wide variety of professionals and advising on coverage issues. She led the market leading Professional Indemnity Claims Handling Unit for 15 years. Her work here involved managing and supervising 25 fee earners and an administrative team with responsibility for the claims and client relationships.

    Helen has considerable experience in defending a wide variety of professionals and advising on coverage issues and defence, with a specialisation in construction professions.

    Relevant experience includes:

    • Defending a mechanical and electrical engineer in respect of ventilation issues which arose in a Doctors' surgery.
    • Defending and resolving a portfolio of claims by a number of lenders against a firm of surveyors. Assessing exposure and agreeing a pre litigation protocol to resolve the claims in a cost effective and proactive way.
    • Bring a £multimillion leakage claim against a firm of solicitors in respect of their handling a book of claims on behalf of their Insurer clients. Resolving the claims at mediation.
    • Advising Insurers on their policy exposure under a Design and Build policy in respect of foundation defects occurring at a construction site.
    • Acting for the Meat Commission in respect of a multi-party construction dispute in respect of a defectively designed and constructed abattoir in the Isle of Man.
    • Advising Insurers on a portfolio of claims against miscellaneous professionals and the coverage issues arising thereunder.
    • Defending claims against numerous professions including architects, accountants, brokers, property managers and solicitors – including drafting pre action protocol responses, advising on the merits, handling litigation and resolving disputes at mediation.

    Helen has been recognised as Hot 100 lawyer in 2020 Lawyer awards.


Sector Expertise
  • Insurance

Service Expertise
  • Professional Liability

  • D&O and Financial Institutions

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  • 25 Walbrook
  • London
  • EC4N 8AF

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