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DAC Beachcroft LLP

TRICORN HOUSE, 51-53 HAGLEY ROAD, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8TP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 698 5200
Fax:
Fax 0121 698 5290
DX:
13057 BIRMINGHAM-1
Email:
Web:
www.dacbeachcroft.com

Sara May

Tel:
Work 0121 698 5249
Email:
DAC BEACHCROFT LLP

Work Department

Personal injury and claims.

Position

Sara is the head of the national large loss group, which continues to growq at a rate of 15% year on year, within the overall claims solutions practice of DAC Beachcroft which encompasses claims in excess of £250,000 through to catastrophic injury consisting of multi-million pound claims. The group also includes work undertaken by the SHE team, strategic litigation, complex regional pain syndrome and chronic pain. Sara has been solely responsible for devising the entire strategy of the group which has resulted in a real change of culture within the large loss service line driving up revenue production and greater efficiency. Sara continues to deal with high value catastrophic injury claims in her own right running a very experienced team of support associates and senior lawyers which continues to be praised by clients for the results achieved with the overall saving of indemnity spend. Sara is the lead client partner for Ageas Insurance, acting as catastrophic injury relationship partner for AXA and QBE and secondary roles in support of Zurich, Ecclesiastical and Aviva. She has the largest number of client nominations for catastrophic injury across the claims solutions group.

Career

Qualified 1988; Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 1988; partner 1994; Regional Senior Partner 2000 – 2005; Head of Catastrophic Injury 2001 – 2009 and again from 2011.

Education

University of the West of England (LLB Hons).

Leisure

Fitness, swimming, gym, walking and foreign travel.


West Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Sara May - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Within: Personal injury: defendant

DAC Beachcroft LLP has a strong reputation in personal injury defendant work with clients that include Axa, Allianz and Aviva. Rhodri Richards is the group’s head of business development and has extensive experience in insurance and personal injury work. Sara May leads the complex and catastrophic injury team in Birmingham and is ‘very professional’ and ‘very efficient’ with ‘excellent industry knowledge’. Elizabeth Duley  is an expert in motor injury, employer’s liability and public liability claims. For some, Richard Stallard ‘is undoubtedly the leading authority on periodical payments in this area of law’ and ‘is exceptionally focused, attentive to detail and has a strong strategic sense but never forgets that the claimants are human beings’. Liz Jones regularly acts for insurers on claims stemming from motor accidents or employment and public liability. Anthony Carrington advised Aviva Insurance on a claim seeking damages for an injury which allegedly arose from a three-vehicle collision. Counter fraud specialist Jemma Lewis assisted Direct Line Group Insurance Services with three claims which were allegedly caused by a road traffic accident.

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