Joe Eizenberg > Beale & Co > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Beale & Co
Harrison Cowley Ltd
40 Queen Square
BS1 4QP
England

Work Department

Insurance, professional negligence and claims handling.

Position

After graduating from the University of Sydney, Joe practised at a specialist insurance firm in Sydney before moving to the UK in 2003 working in the professional indemnity department of a national firm. He joined Beale & Company’s Bristol office shortly after it opened in 2006. Joe has developed a strong reputation with clients for his clear and concise advice and commercial approach to defending professional indemnity claims on behalf of both insurers and insureds. He specialises in defending both large and small claims against accountants, solicitors, barristers, surveyors and IFAs. He also assists accountants and solicitors in defending disciplinary proceedings instigated against them by their professional bodies. Joe regularly advises insurers and brokers on policy interpretation and coverage issues, and has assisted insurers with the drafting of policy wordings. Joe also manages Delegated Authority and Claims Handling Schemes for a range of national and multinational insurers.

Career

Admitted New South Wales, Australia 2001, England and Wales 2004; partner in Beale & Company 2010 to date.

Education

University of Sydney, Australia (BSc, LLB).

Leisure

Joe enjoys snowboarding too fast, hiking and cooking. Whilst his childhood dreams of playing for Australia at the SCG were dashed many years ago by a lack of talent, in the summer Joe captains his local cricket club, Gordano Valley. Like most Australians he is an avid follower of all sport including rugby, cricket and NFL.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

‘Excellent, pragmatic and user-friendly’, Beale & Co is recognised in the South West market for its strength in construction-related professional negligence disputes. In addition, it is increasingly developing a reputation for handling complex claims for clients in the legal and financial sectors. The practice has a varied client base, acting both for insured professionals and a host of prominent insurers. Joe Eizenberg leads the team and handles claims for a range of professionals, while Giles Tagg handles much of the team’s work in the construction space alongside David McArdle. Joe Bryant specialises in acting for solicitors and insurance brokers. Simon Mathews was promoted to partner in October 2021.