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DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Wales: Human resources

Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 2

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Sally Roff heads the national safety, health and environment team at DAC Beachcroft LLP, which draws upon the expertise from lawyers from across the firm's network of UK offices including Bristol. Roff is 'capable of dealing with the most complex and serious cases' for organisations and individuals facing criminal investigations for corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and potential health and safety, fire safety, and environmental breaches instigated by regulators including the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Roff recently represented a large automotive parts manufacturer in the aftermath of a serious health and safety incident, including advising it on an internal investigation and in a hearing before the HSE (resulting in a fine of less than ten percent of the anticipated amount). Other highlights included providing advice to the van hire company following the high-profile terrorist incident at Finsbury Park mosque. Clients include Zurich, Allianz and RSA.

Leading individuals

Sally Roff - DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Wales: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 1

DAC Beachcroft Claims Limited

With over 100 fee-earners based out of the firm's Newport office with a focus on defence work and also operating as an integral part of the firm's wider national network,  DAC Beachcroft Claims Limitedhas the critical mass to handle volume work in addition to more specialist areas including catastrophic injury, credit hire and health and safety. Sally Roff handles  personal injury defence work within a health and safety context and as well as defending clients in the aftermath of an incident is also well-versed in advising on risk management procedures and training to avoid problems further down the line. Roff recently provided crisis response advice to the engineering arm of a major insurer in the aftermath of fatal injuries to two engineer surveyors in separate incidents within a few weeks of each other. Nick Mahoney handles large loss and catastrophic injury claims arising out of motor accidents, employers' liability and public liability claims; he recently successfully defended a major general insurer using remoteness causation arguments against claims made by a claimant alleging brain injury following an accident at work. Faye Fishlock heads up the office’s motor injury team and is also responsible for managing the firm’s public sector relationships, following the team’s recent appointment to the National Procurement Service (NPS) for defendant litigation work. Other recommended practitioners include  Emma Fuller, who heads the firm's credit hire practice and associate Sean Harris, who specialises in the defence of chronic pain and fibromyalgia claims.

Leading individuals

Nick Mahoney - DAC Beachcroft Claims Limited

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 1

DAC Beachcroft LLP

The 'outstanding' six-strong team at DAC Beachcroft LLP has 'an expert knowledge of the law and is also very commercial in its approach to insurance claims' brought against a range of professionals. Led by the 'experienced, calm and pragmatic' Clare Hughes-Williams, the team is best known for defending solicitors in professional negligence claims, Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) investigations and professional disciplinary proceedings. Praised for her 'keen strategic eye which enables her to see the wood from the trees', Hughes-Williams 'brings a refreshingly straightforward approach to tackling difficult claims and achieving the best possible outcome'. The 'dedicated and sensitive' Catrin Davies also 'knows the market very well' and provides 'level-headed advice' in claims against solicitors as well as in defending actions against mortgage brokers, letting agents and veterinary surgeons. Senior associate Tom Bedford is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Clare Hughes-Williams - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Next generation lawyers

Tom Bedford - DAC Beachcroft LLP

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