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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

Nick Young

Tel:
Work 020 7894 6100
Email:
DAC Beachcroft LLP

Work Department

Professional and commercial risk.

Position

Nick specialises in property, energy, construction and engineering claims including recoveries and policy coverage as well as South American insurance/reinsurance disputes and fraudulent claims, notably arson. Nick also specialises in advising insurers and their insureds on crisis management issues following major losses, examples including the Albright and Wilson chemical explosion, Hatfield and Potters Bar train crashes, Buncefield, the Gibraltar Port fire, the fire at Tilbury Power Station and the Hatfield Colliery landslip. Nick Young attracts acclaim from clients for his expertise in high-profile property disputes. Sources state: ‘He’s a superb lawyer.’ Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Insurance: Reinsurance, UK Wide. ‘passionate and tenacious kind of lawyer who you want in your corner when the going gets tough’. Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition, Insurance: Reinsurance, UK Wide. Nick is also a committee member of the Arson Prevention Forum, a multi-agency organisation originally established by the office of the Deputy Prime Minister to achieve a sustained reduction in the number of deliberate fires and related deaths, injuries and property damage. He was sponsored by the Arson Prevention Bureau and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to attend ‘Arson for Prosecutors’, an intensive training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Centre in the USA where he was appointed as a visiting professor.

Career

Articled G L Hockfield & Co; qualified 1990; partner Davies Arnold Cooper (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 1996.

Member

Committee member of the Arson Control Forum.

Education

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School; Polytechnic of the Southbank (LLB Hons).

Leisure

Sport, travel; family.


London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Nick Young - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

DAC Beachcroft LLP's team ‘has a pragmatic, focused approach and adds real value for its clients’. This is married with a ‘very good level of service with strong knowledge in key areas such as construction’. David Bear, ‘a specialist in the field of construction insurance’ who makes clients ‘feel confident and comfortable when cases are in his hands’, is noted for his work in this sector. As well as construction, the firm has dedicated teams focusing on product liability, marine, and global insurance, to name but a few. The particular strength of the firm’s Latin American practice has attracted prominent partners such as Mark Kendall and Duncan Strachan from Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold LLP, along with senior associates Sarah Hennessy and Lucy Dyson, to a growing team that has also seen the lateral hire of Matthew Olorenshaw from DWF. This expansion has strengthened a team that already includes the likes of Chris Wilkes, Ilana Gilbert and James Deacon. With ten offices across the UK and eight international offices, the practice offers an insurance service across all lines of business from straightforward to complex claims, and the information security and cyber team headed by Hans Allnutt demonstrates ‘the level and quality of service you would expect from a leading firm’ in the key market areas. Leading the practice is Nick Young, who, along with Fiona Gill, was also recently instructed by HDI Global and Rydon Maintenance following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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