Katy Giles - DAC Beachcroft

Katy Giles's Expertise


Katy Giles

As part of our professional and commercial risks team Katy specialises in advising on claims against professionals.

She has over 10 years’ experience dealing with claims against a wide variety of professionals, with a particular focus on solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals.

Katy spent six months on secondment within a claims team at an international insurer based in London, giving her valuable insight into the needs of her clients.

Relevant experience includes:

  • acting for a firm of solicitors in a claim brought by a peer-to-peer lender involving allegations that the solicitors had negligently failed to advise that changes to the structure of a deal to acquire development land would impede the value of the lender’s security;
  • defending a barrister in connection with a claim relating to alleged advice in underlying litigation brought following a fatal accident at work;
  • acting for a marine surveyor in a claim alleging the failure to report on numerous defects in a pre-purchase survey of a superyacht.