Complex Injury
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Complex Injury

Who are we?

DAC Beachcroft’s formidable national Complex and Catastrophic personal injury practice spans 35 partner teams across 9 locations, with over 135 lawyers available. The teams are based in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Newport, Winchester and Belfast.

All of our partners are ranked in both Chambers and Legal 500 directories and the national group has remained at rank 1 in excess of 10 years. All of the partners are supported by experienced associates and solicitors, who have worked within the insurance industry for many years. They all have a full and detailed understanding of the industry and how insurers want these types of claims dealt with.

Our team’s key focus, when working on a complex and catastrophic injury case, is to work closely with our clients to develop a clear strategy from the outset.

We aim to provide a comprehensive plan, which covers early contact and engagement with the insured’s and relevant witnesses, as well as early dialogue with the claimant’s solicitors. Through this method we are able to secure positive and collaborative behaviour from both sides to reduce the issues from an early stage.

How can we help you?

The scale, sensitivity and level of these cases means that we work in close conjunction with our insurer clients as a team. The strong relationships we enjoy with our clients which go back over many years mean that 90% of the market will instruct us on this type of case as their first choice legal team.

It is our broad experience of the hugely varied range of work involved that enables our partners and solicitors to run effective case strategies. Collectively our team has many decades of experience and has handled claims with aggregate claim reserves exceeding £3 billion.

We also provide bespoke training and mentoring to our clients to help them develop and improve their own teams abilities and to grow and develop alongside our lawyers of the future.

Our national team is dedicated to the provision of excellent services for the insurance industry. We enjoy a strong working relationship with key influencers, that we have worked hard to develop and grow over the years.

This approach extends to not just dealing with cases, but looking at the wider, more strategic issues affecting this sector. In particular, we have worked closely with insurers to develop and produce the Serious Injury Guide.

The team also works closely with Andrew Parker’s Strategic Litigation team. Andrew works closely alongside the ABI providing assistance at a high level on issues that affect the entire insurance industry.

Explore the Claims Solutions Group:

Claims Solutions Group

“DAC Beachcroft is seen to be setting the benchmark when it comes to Defendant Personal Injury work. It has a dominant presence across the whole country. DAC Beachcroft is a firm that you can rely upon to adopt a common sense approach to sorting things out”
Legal 500

“This national powerhouse earns market respect for its size and strength in depth when it comes to personal injury. Clients note how the team fights hard for clients but it is also sensible and adopts a pragmatic approach”

“Great news and great result. I had a feeling that in face of all the evidence on this matter the claimant’s solicitor would not risk wasting their own time and costs. Certainly was a rather interesting one the likes of which we don’t see often”
Debbie Gray, Legal Assistant, Primark

“As ever, when I work together with you and your team, it is always a full collaboration. You always provide me with detailed updates and in turn, the Excess Layer market where applicable."
Gary Spence, Technical Claims Manager, Motor Injury Claims, RSA.

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Our Lawyers - Nigel Adams

Nigel Adams

Partner London - Walbrook

Nigel is a Partner in the Claims Solutions Group, Complex Casualty team,…

Our Lawyers - Douglas Adlam

Douglas Adlam

Associate Bristol

Douglas Adlam has worked in personal injury including EL, PL, motor and…

Our Lawyers - Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey

Partner - Head of Complex Injury Bristol

Mark Bailey specialises in catastrophic injury claims.

Our Lawyers - Lea Brocklebank

Lea Brocklebank


Lea Brocklebank has over 20 years experience in defending high…

Our Lawyers - Alison Cassidy

Alison Cassidy

Partner Belfast

Alison has over 15 years’ experience acting for clients across a range of…

Our Lawyers - Daniel Clegg

Daniel Clegg

Partner Manchester

Dan specialises in high value insurance litigation…

Our Lawyers - Adrian Cottam

Adrian Cottam

Partner London - Walbrook

Adrian specialises in catastrophic brain, spinal injury and amputations…

Our Lawyers - Paul Cox

Paul Cox

Partner Birmingham

Paul is a Partner in our complex and catastrophic injury team in…

Our Lawyers - Caroline Craigie

Caroline Craigie

Legal Director London - Walbrook

Caroline specialises in catastrophic/large loss motor, EL and PL claims…

Our Lawyers - Elke De Mariassy

Elke De Mariassy

Associate Bristol

Elke specialises in high value personal injury and fatal accident claims…

Our Lawyers - Alison Drew

Alison Drew

Partner Leeds

Alison Drew is a defendant personal injury lawyer in our Leeds office.

Our Lawyers - Faye Fishlock

Faye Fishlock

Partner Newport

Faye has over 20 years’ experience of Motor, Employer’s Liability and…

Our Lawyers - Caroline Hall

Caroline Hall

Partner Bristol

Caroline Hall is a large loss solicitor in our Bristol office

Our Lawyers - Annie Hawkins

Annie Hawkins

Associate Birmingham

Annie specialises in handling large loss and complex injury matters of…

Our Lawyers - Vicki Hilton

Vicki Hilton

Partner Leeds

Vicki Hilton is a partner in the Large Loss team in Leeds

Our Lawyers - David Johnson

David Johnson

Partner London - Walbrook

David is a catastrophic personal injury lawyer in our London office…

Our Lawyers - Tess Jones

Tess Jones

Associate Bristol

Tess Jones is an insurance lawyer in our Bristol office

Our Lawyers - Elisabeth Jones

Elisabeth Jones

Partner Birmingham

Elisabeth Jones handles high value and catastrophic personal injury claims…

Our Lawyers - Dominic Kemp

Dominic Kemp

Consultant Birmingham

Dominic Kemp is experienced in all aspects of insurance law, but has a…

Our Lawyers - Sophie Lawless

Sophie Lawless

Partner Birmingham

Sophie specialises in life changing complex and catastrophic injury claims…

Our Lawyers - Nick Mahoney

Nick Mahoney

Partner Newport

Nick specialises in resolving large loss and catastrophic injury claims…

Our Lawyers - Naomi Marshall

Naomi Marshall

Associate Manchester

Naomi specialises in complex personal injury claims and has over 25 years’…

Our Lawyers - Kate Nielson

Kate Nielson

Associate Bristol

Kate specialises in defending actions in public and employer’s liability…

Our Lawyers - Ricky Parmar

Ricky Parmar

Barrister London - Walbrook

Call Date: 2015 Ricky is a Barrister in our specialist advocacy service,…

Our Lawyers - Mark Rivers

Mark Rivers

Associate Bristol

Mark regularly advises on the defence of high value personal injury and…

Our Lawyers - Danielle Singer

Danielle Singer

Partner London - Walbrook

Danielle is a partner specialising in the defence of Catastrophic Injury…

Our Lawyers - Vlora Smedley

Vlora Smedley

Barrister Birmingham

Vlora is a Barrister in our specialist advocacy service, 8 DAC Beachcroft…

Our Lawyers - Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Legal Director Birmingham

Paul is a Legal Director in our complex and catastrophic injury team in…

Our Lawyers - Richard Stallard

Richard Stallard

Partner Birmingham

Richard specialises in handling catastrophic injury claims including…

Our Lawyers - Michelle Traxler

Michelle Traxler

Partner London - Walbrook

Michelle specialises in defending catastrophic injury claims arising from…

Our Lawyers - Laura Wiseman

Laura Wiseman


Laura specialises in advising insurers on liability, quantum and strategy…


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