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DAC Beachcroft LLP

ST PAULS HOUSE, 23 PARK SQUARE SOUTH, LEEDS, LS1 2ND, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 251 4700
Fax:
Fax 0113 251 4900
DX:
14099 LEEDS
Email:
Web:
www.dacbeachcroft.com

Vicki Hilton

Tel:
Work 0113 251 4755
Email:
DAC Beachcroft LLP

Work Department

Catastrophic injury claims.

Position

Vicki is a partner in the large loss team in Leeds. She has a particular interest in subtle brain injury and chronic pain cases. She was previously a partner in the clinical negligence team at Keeble Hawson in Sheffield, where she dealt with birth injury claims, including cerebral palsy. Vicki has also been involved in numerous large loss Animals Act cases, which is another of her specialist areas.

Career

Trained Halliwell Landau 1994-96; solicitor Keeble Hawson 1996; partner 2003; solicitor Beachcroft Wansbroughs (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2006; partner DAC Beachcroft LLP 2012.

Education

Sheffield University 2:1 LLB (Hons) 1992; Manchester School of Law, Law Society Finals 1993.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s defendant personal injury practice acts for a wealth of insurers, including Zurich Insurance, Allianz Insurance and AXA Insurance, as well as corporate clients such as Wm Morrison Supermarkets. The practice in Leeds is jointly headed by catastrophic injury specialists Ruth Winterbottom and Owen Rees, who both have substantial track records in heavyweight cases involving brain injury, spinal injury and amputations. In a highlight matter for 2016, David Williams represented Zurich Insurance in its successful appeal to the Supreme Court, which found that the claimant had misrepresented the size of the claim and thus induced the original settlement, which could be reopened on the discovery of evidence of fraud. Other key figures include Vicki Hilton, whose clinical negligence background makes her a natural choice for matters involving serious brain injuries; William Potts, who regularly handles high-value occupational cancer claims and claims involving asbestos-related diseases; and Andrew Scott.

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