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DAC Beachcroft LLP

TRICORN HOUSE, 51-53 HAGLEY ROAD, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8TP, ENGLAND
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Work 0121 698 5200
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Fax 0121 698 5290
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13057 BIRMINGHAM-1
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www.dacbeachcroft.com
Belfast, Birmingham, Bogota, Bogota, Bristol, Dublin and 14 more

West Midlands: Human resources

Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

DAC Beachcroft LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP advises clients from a broad cross-section of industries, with a particular strength in construction, manufacturing and care. Recent work included representing clients in a number of fatal accident investigations and complex inquest proceedings, and also acting for various companies and individuals in criminal cases under the Health and Safety Sentencing guidelines. The skilled team also advises on all aspects of compliance work. Andrew Roach is the practice head in Birmingham.

Practice head(s):Andrew Roach

Other key lawyers:Steven Harrison

Testimonials

'Steven Harrison  has a calm demeanour and detailed knowledge which reassures clients and impresses his peers'.

Key Clients

Bodyshop

Leadec

The Range

Alina Homecare

Work highlights

  • Assisted Winchmore Brickwork with securing an acquittal, following a prosecution which involved an allegation of the client breaching s.3 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Represented Michael W White Associates in inquest proceedings that arose from the deaths of five men at a metal recycling plant in Birmingham in July 2016.
  • Represented Tonic Construction in a fatal accident investigation that arose from an accident in May 2016, which involved an overturned dumper truck on a site in Cirencester.
  • Acting for M&S Water Services (Utilities) in a fatal accident investigation following a  member of the public falling into an open excavation during street works in Luton.
  • Represented Rapid Care in inquest proceedings that arose from the death of a service user residing at supported accommodation.
Rising stars

Steven Harrison - DAC Beachcroft LLP

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West Midlands: Insurance

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

DAC Beachcroft LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP's Birmingham team is led by Rhodri Richards. High-level multi-track and catastrophic injury matters are an area of focus; Sara May leads the work in this space. Helen Bates is the main contact in relation to volume motor and credit hire matters. Elsewhere, the firm has a well-regarded counter-fraud team. In addition, the firm assists clients with specialist motor claims management, motor prosecutions and coverage issues. It also advises on sports liability claims. Richard Stallard is also recommended. Paul Cox joined the team from Browne Jacobson LLP.

Practice head(s):Rhodri Richards

Other key lawyers:Sara May; Helen Bates; Richard Stallard; Elisabeth Jones; Paul Cox

Testimonials

'Unrivalled experience, technical knowledge and commercial nous of the partners is what sets this team apart'.

'Richard Stallard holds the unique position of being the defendants' expert on periodical payments. He is intellectually tenacious, with formidable forensic skills and fights a shrewd and unflagging battle for his clients'.

'Richard Stallard and Elisabeth Jones are exceptionally conscientious, their knowledge of relevant law and ability to apply it to best effect; their commercial nous and deal making abilities when negotiating with opponents, along with their total professionalism and customer focused approach, all set them apart from the pack'.

Key Clients

Aviva

AXA XL

NFU Mutual

Allianz

Ageas

Coop

ERS

AXA Insurance

MS Amlin

Work highlights

  • Assisted a major composite insurer with settling a case, which arose from the claimant sustaining a severe injuries in a road traffic accident as a child. The claimant suffered from significant physical disability and cognitive impairment, along with some behavioural problems.
  • Settled a case for a major motor insurer. The claimant was the widow of a passenger in a car which was struck by a lorry which had suffered brake failure on a steep hill. This was a high profile case, which involved a number of fatalities.
  • Represented Aviva Insurance in an appeal, which was connected with the claimant issuing proceedings for personal injuries arising from a road traffic accident. The claimant's case was dismissed and a finding of fundamental dishonesty was made.
  • Represented AXA Insurance in a major Court of Appeal ruling, which will see fraudsters pay additional damages to insurers if their behaviour and conduct are deemed ‘outrageous’.
  • Acted for AXA Insurance in a matter whereby the claimant was sentenced to a 16 month custodial sentence and ordered to repay £2,500 in costs following a conviction for contempt of court.
Leading individuals

Rhodri Richards - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Richard Stallard - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Sara May - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Next Generation Partners

Paul Cox - DAC Beachcroft LLP

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