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DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Catherine Burt

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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Work Department

Personal injury and claims.


Catherine has extensive experience of personal injury litigation and claims handling, having worked for a range of insurers and corporate clients. She has experience in employers liability, public liability and road traffic claims with particular interest in the health and retail sectors, handling high value claims including those involving stress and psychiatric injury and work related upper limb disorders. Catherine is now a partner within the claims validation team which handles fraudulent motor, employers liability and public liability claims and manages both specialist and volume litigation teams. She regularly presents to clients on a range of issues relevant to personal injury and fraud.


Trained Linsley and Mortimer; qualified 1991; solicitor Eversheds 2000-01, associate 2001-04, senior associate 2004-08; partner Beachcroft LLP (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2008 to date.


Law Society.


Nottingham University (LLB Hons).

North: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

The ‘very good and reliable’ team at DAC Beachcroft LLP  ‘is prompt with its responses and provides in-depth and detailed advice’, ‘often going out of its way to ensure that cases are dealt with accurately, appropriately and efficiently’. The practice has a strong profile for motor and casualty claims and frequently defends local authorities as well as public and private sector health providers against disease and liability claims. The team is also well versed in handling various fraud issues from policy inception fraud through to fraudulent claims, resulting in a steady flow of instructions form a number of well-known insurance companies, corporates and public sector bodies on a regional and national level. In significant counter fraud work, national head of counter fraud Catherine Burt acted for insurethebox in a fraud claim which arose from an alleged road traffic accident. The ‘very knowledgeable, proactive and thorough’ Mark Douglas defended North Tyneside Council against claims for deafness and tinnitus following alleged noise exposure between 1991 and 2003. Other key individuals include casualty team head David Drewe and ‘knowledgeable’ head of abuse Andrea Ward; Ward is noted for her expertise handling claims against the care sector, including social services, schools, religious organisations and the private sector.

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West Midlands: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

DAC Beachcroft LLP  insurance fraud practice is known for its 'business acumen' and 'strength of knowledge'. Catherine Burt heads the practice and recently advised Insurethebox on a number road traffic accident claims. Motor fraud claims are handled by Dan Prince , Georgia Court and Gemma Lewis. Pete Ward and Neville Sampson also specialise in opportunistic motor fraud. Also recommended is associate Kiran Ryatt, who focuses on casualty fraud, and Caroline Bigos, who is an expert in cross-border fraud.

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