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DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Andrew Marsh

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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Work Department

Professional and commercial risk.


Andrew is head of the construction professional risk group. Andrew has extensive experience of dispute resolution for those engaged in the construction and engineering sector, including employers, general contractors, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, design and build contractors and specialist sub-contractors. Andrew also regularly advises major insurance clients on CAR and liability claims arising on construction and engineering projects, both domestic and overseas. Andrew has a particular interest in alternative methods of dispute resolution and is very experienced in the resolution of disputes by mediation. He has been involved recently in the successful resolution of two major disputes by mediation in Turkey and Australia. Andrew also regularly advises employers, contractors and consultants on methods of procurement, contract terms, professional appointments and collateral warranties.


Articled Woodham Smith; qualified 1988; Baileys Shaw & Gillett 1988; Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 1991.


Durham School; Bristol University.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: defendant

Within: Professional negligence: defendant

DAC Beachcroft LLP is widely regarded as legal adviser of choice for professional indemnity insurers such as Travelers. The practice’s market-leading capabilities span defending professionals in a wide range of sectors, including real estate, where it acts for national and international property consultants, surveyors and lettings companies; financial services, where the group regularly handles claims against accountants, auditors, tax advisers and other financial intermediaries; and legal services. Duncan Greenwood heads the team in Leeds; he is noted for his specialist expertise in claims against solicitors, insurance brokers and property professionals, and regularly assists the firm’s insurer client base with policy coverage disputes. Other key figures include Andrew Marsh, who has an extensive track record acting for employers, contractors and their insurers in the construction and engineering sectors; and Suzanne Wharton, who splits her time between Leeds and Manchester and focuses on high-value claims against solicitors and financial services professionals. In a key mandate, Greenwood represented a firm of insurance brokers in a claim brought by the owner and operator of a waste recycling plant, which suffered a major fire that was not covered by the insurers of the plant; the claimants contended that the policy brokered by the client was not suitable. The claim was resolved at less than 10% of the claim value.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate


Within: Construction

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s practice is led by Andrew Marsh, who acts for general contractors, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, and specialist sub-contractors, as well as having niche strengths in assisting major insurance clients with CAR and liability claims arising from domestic and international construction and engineering projects. Marsh is defending professional indemnity insurers, public liability insurers and the insured, an electrical engineer, against a claim for damages concerning a fire at a retail park. Christine Burrows, who heads the non-contentious team, acts for developers, funders, NHS bodies and local authorities; she advised West Yorkshire Combined Authority on the procurement and construction of a multimillion-pound framework for municipal engineering, transport and regeneration projects. Simon Arnold left to become a barrister.

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