Olugbenga Dansu - DAC Beachcroft

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Olugbenga Dansu

Olu specialises in high value property damage, construction and product liability claims as well as pursuing subrogated recovery actions.

He advises on all aspects of policy coverage, including potentially fraudulent claims. Olu also regularly advises on foreign claims involving disputes arising outside the jurisdiction.

He has over 12 years’ experience advising insurers on claims across a range of sectors, including construction, manufacturing, processing and retail. His key clients include Allianz Insurance, Zurich Insurance, Aspen Insurance and AXA XL.

Olu is client focussed and devises solutions that are targeted in supporting clients to achieve their commercial objectives.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Leeds Beckett University v Travelers Insurance Company – successfully defending the insurer in a property damage claim at the Claimant’s student accommodation block where the Court gave guidance on the correct interpretation of ‘accidental damage’ in the context of property insurance.
  • Findcharm Ltd v Churchill Group Ltd – acting for the Claimant in a recovery claim following an explosion which damaged its Michelin star restaurant. The case resulted in the High Court stressing the importance of costs budgeting and warning parties not to treat costs budgeting as a game.
  • Acting for a co-defendant in a multi-million pound claim relating to alleged negligence during the construction of a retail development in Berkshire.
  • Acting for a co-defendant in a multi-million pound claim relating to alleged negligence during the construction of a major bridge in Liverpool.
  • Acting for a claimant in subrogated proceedings on a substantial product liability claim arising from the supply of defective adhesive to multiple trade customers.

Olu heads DAC Beachcroft’s Africa Desk, focussing on claims and clients from the continent. He was part of the UK government trade mission to Lagos, Nigeria in 2019 as part of the government’s initiative to promote the UK legal sector post-Brexit, and was chosen by the Ministry of Justice as a Champion of the MoJ’s ‘Legal Services are GREAT’ campaign.  

In addition, Olu heads ACCESS, which is DAC Beachcroft’s Diversity & Inclusion network focussing on supporting BAME colleagues and attracting talents from the BAME community into the legal field.

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