Mark Neville > DAC BEACHCROFT LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial advice for businesses within the insurance sector.


Mark has considerable experience in advising on a wide range of commercial agreements within the insurance sector. Examples of Mark’s experience include: acting on the purchase by a leading UK insurer of the private health business of another UK insurer; advising on a large number of insurance distribution agreements (including corporate partnership and affinity agreements for major UK insurers with well-known banks, retailers, car manufacturers and charities); acting for major insurers in relation to various outsourcing arrangements (including the offshoring to India of an insurer’s back office functions, the outsourcing of a company car scheme and catering facilities); drafting and negotiating approximately 30 agreements for suppliers within the claims supply chain of a large UK insurer (including, for example, loss adjusters, solicitors, legal costs draftsmen and motor repairers); and advising one of the leading UK underwriters of payment protection insurance on the regulatory and practical implications of premium refunds on early cancellation. Mark has been on several secondments to clients during his career including AXA Insurance, Argos Limited, RAC Motoring Services and CGU Insurance. In 2008, Mark spent six months as acting head of legal services at Allianz Insurance plc.


Shakespeares Solicitors 1995; Pinsent Masons LLP 1998; Beachcroft LLP (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2009.


St Anne’s College, Oxford University (BA Hons modern languages (French and Spanish)); City of Birmingham University (Common Professional Examination, distinction); City of Birmingham University (Legal Practice Course, distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

The corporate and regulatory insurance practice at DAC Beachcroft LLP acts for some of the UK’s top insurers, while also handling key insurance matters for other clients such as HSBC, which it advised on its 10-year distribution deal with Aviva. The team also has a focus on data protection, which forms a core part of the insurance advisory practice. Mathew Rutter, who heads up the practice, specialises in advising on financial services regulation and the regulatory aspects of corporate and commercial agreements. He works alongside Mark Neville, Rhiannon Webster and Jade Kowalski , all of who are described as ‘standout’ partners. The firm is also a founding member of Legalign Global, a integrated alliance of four insurance focused law firms covering Germany, the US and Australia.