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DAC Beachcroft LLP
B16 8TP
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Work Department

Personal injury and claims.


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.


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.


University of the West of England (LLB Hons).


Fitness, swimming, gym, walking and foreign travel.

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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.