Andrew Ireland - DAC Beachcroft
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Andrew Ireland

Andrew is a Solicitor Advocate with a wide multi-disciplinary litigation background. He represents defenders and their insurers in major and complex loss claims.

He has over 25 years' experience of running and managing casualty injury claims. He specialises in cases requiring cross-team or multi-disciplinary expertise such as those arising from regulatory and property claims involving complex liability issues whether plant and machinery or construction related. These have included cases in excess of £10 million.

Andrew has dealt directly with heads of claims and claims directors of major insurers and at board level, with corporate insureds. He has managed claims with significant retentions where major corporates were largely self-insuring. He is able to recognise sensitive issues arousing media attention and liable to impact on reputational standing of insurers and insured.

Andrew is a contributor to CPD courses on both law and advocacy skills.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Acting on behalf of a major corporate and their insurers in a £1 million PTSD claim arising from operations in the middle-east.
  • Advising a harassment and stress at work claim for a major UK supermarket chain.
  • Acting for the owners of an Estate in respect of claims arising from alleged harassment at work by fellow employees.
  • Currently acting for a local authority and their insurers in a significant stress claim involving the possible application of the decision in K v Chief Constable
  • Advising on a major £2 million land contamination claim against a waste management company arising from the use of the by-product of a biogas plant.

Andrew is recognised in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners 2020. He is described as an “Excellent solicitor-advocate“ (Legal 500, 2020) and “a solicitor advocate with a strong reputation for advising insurers on liability issues and complex loss claims.” (Chambers, 2020).

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