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DAC Beachcroft LLP

1 MINSTER COURT, MINCING LANE, LONDON, EC3R 7AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0207 894 6800
Fax:
Fax 0207 894 6801
DX:
753 LONDON
Email:
Web:
www.dacbeachcroft.com

Wendy Hopkins

Tel:
Work 020 7894 6863
Email:
DAC Beachcroft LLP

Work Department

Insurance litigation.

Position

Wendy is head of the Global (London) Practice Group, with extensive experience of commercial and insurance dispute resolution, particularly multi-jurisdictional matters and coverage issues arising from global insurance programmes. Wendy has a substantial product liability and recall practice. She is experienced both in insurance coverage matters and the defence of liability claims across the supply chain, in a wide range of sectors including pharmaceutical and medical devices, consumer goods, packaging, industrial goods and construction products / completed works. She advises on numerous related issues such as global claims management and mitigation, product recall, and regulatory matters. She has particular experience in the defence of group litigation, having acted for manufacturers, suppliers and their insurers in the ‘Oral Contraceptive’, ‘Toxic Sofa’ and ‘PIP breast implant’ group actions, and advised on issues relating to hip replacements, dental alloys, fertility monitors and other diagnostic devices. Wendy additionally advises on major incident property damage, construction, energy and engineering claims.

Career

Trainee solicitor, Beachcroft Stanleys, 1992; qualified 1994; Beachcroft Wansbroughs 1999; partner 2001; partner, Beachcroft LLP (now DAC Beachcroft LLP). Publications of note: Wendy has written numerous articles and presented seminars on legal and insurance related topics including product liability and recall, managing risks in the global supply chain, policy coverage and wording interpretation, data protection, fraud and evidence, contract claims, financial loss recovery, and disclosure of insurance arrangements in the light of the decision in West London Pipeline & Storage Limited v Total Oil & Others (2008).

Education

Cambridge University (MA Cantab, 1991).


London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

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