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DAC Beachcroft appointed to advise Network Rail on public and employer’s liability claims

Law firm DAC Beachcroft has been appointed to act for Network Rail, the owner and infrastructure manager for most of the railway networks in Great Britain, on its public and employer’s liability claims.

The appointment, which followed a competitive tender process, is on a sole supplier basis, for three years with effect from 1 September 2020.

DAC Beachcroft partner, John Goodman, who heads the firm’s public sector liability team and led the tender, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be appointed as sole supplier for Network Rail, to handle all its liability claims. Network Rail will be a key client for our highly regarded national public sector liability team. 

“This win is a testament to great teamwork across the firm and our unique proposition of very strong public sector liability expertise combined with unrivalled data analytics."

Craig Dickson, CEO of DAC Beachcroft’s Claims Solutions Group, added: “This is a very significant appointment for our Claims Solutions business.  We have the industry knowledge, claims expertise and legal skills to provide Network Rail with an excellent service.”