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Market-leading casualty claims defence, built on scale, expertise and technology innovation

The insurance industry is changing as never before. Digitalisation, big data, the potential of artificial intelligence, fierce competition, pent-up pressure to achieve growth and new regulations are all increasing the need for insurers to adapt at speed while extracting maximum value from the premiums they earn. 

In the casualty space, that pressure translates into a laser-like focus on managing claims and any resulting disputes as effectively as possible. We don’t simply help insurers achieve these aims, we partner with them at every stage as they navigate a dynamic market. 

Our Casualty team is built on scale, expertise and a new vision for technology. With scale, comes the largest data set in the casualty space, providing more complete answers and better management information. Coupled with this, we cover all lines of business, benefit from unparalleled international presence, as well as being consistently ranked in the top tier by leading legal directories. We defend insurers and their policyholders across the full spectrum of claims, including catastrophic injury, motor, fraud, legacy and disease, employers' liability, public liability, credit hire, property liability, abuse and neglect, as well as Safety, Health, Environment and Regulatory.

Our extensive data set increases our ability to detect claims fraud - and help clients predict it. It also allows us to provide detailed, benchmarked Management Information (MI) to our clients, helping identify areas where claims handling performance can be improved. It allows Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to function more effectively. Our innovation offering, Clyde & Co Newton, includes products that automate much of the claims process, increasing both speed and efficiency and making access to our team’s considerable expertise easier. This also frees up clients’ claims teams to focus on those claims that merit more handling time, helping them to reduce overall indemnity spend.

Our Casualty Vision

Our innovation offering, Clyde & Co Newton, includes products that automate much of the claims process, increasing both speed and efficiency and making access to our team’s considerable expertise easier. This also frees up clients’ claims teams to focus on those claims that merit more handling time, helping them to reduce overall indemnity spend. 


Clyde & Co Newton

AI solutions and process automation for casualty claims

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Our Casualty work

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  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • UK & Europe
  • Action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam

    Advising Dutch insurers in relation to an action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam on the care and Court of Protection element of a UK national's brain injury claim.

    Netherlands

    Advising a large corporate in relation to a stress at work/protection from harassment claim

    Successfully defended a notable and valuable stress at work/protection from harassment claim on behalf of a large corporate entity resulting in nil damages and substantial recovery of defence costs.

    United Kingdom

    Advising the ABI and its members in relation to defending mesothelioma claims

    Providing strategic advice to the ABI and its members following the MoJ consultation into mesothelioma claims.

    United Kingdom

    Baqueira Beret serious skiing accident

    Serious accident of a French citizen whilst skiing in Baqueira Beret resulting in paraplegia. Proceedings instigated both in France and in Spain.

    France

    Cardiac stent migration claims

    Securing a defence verdict and multiple summary judgments for a global leader in cardiology and endovascular devices in multiple "migration" of cardiac stent claims

    United States

    Catastrophic road traffic accident claim

    Successfully defending to trial a serious road traffic accident claim brought by a Claimant who was rendered paraplegic in the accident.

    United Kingdom

    Community care and development industries advice

    Advising fostering and adoption charities and residents associations, including in relation to service charge and injury claims.

    United Kingdom

    Contesting a discount rate in a claim for damages

    Acting for a German insurer in a claim for damages arising out of a serious injury and contesting the applicable discount rate in UK proceedings.

    United Kingdom

    Court of Appeal case involving a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claim

    Acting on behalf of Ladbrokes in the recent Court of Appeal case of Nicholls v Ladbrokes (2013) ECWA Civ 1963, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder case involving allegations of negligence and breach of statutory duty following an armed robbery.

    United Kingdom

    Cross border bus crash catastrophic injury claim

    Defending a claim on behalf of insurers following a significant bus crash in South Africa.

    United Kingdom
  • Tunisian aquaculture jellyfish attack claim

    Advising Lloyd’s underwriters on an aquaculture claim following a jellyfish attack off the coast of Tunisia.

    Tunisia
  • Grand Am racing event decapitation

    Securing a defence verdict on behalf of race car component manufacturer in a USD 60 million wrongful death claim arising from the death of a race car driver during a qualifying run at a Grand Am racing event

    United States

    Cardiac stent migration claims

    Securing a defence verdict and multiple summary judgments for a global leader in cardiology and endovascular devices in multiple "migration" of cardiac stent claims

    United States

    Ford Explorer rollover deaths

    Obtaining a defence verdict for the tire manufacturer in the first verdict involving a US Ford Explorer rollover death with a tire tread separation

    United States
  • Defending a lift maintenance contractor

    Successfully defending a leading lift maintenance contractor in an accident when a lift technician fell and was rendered tetraplegic in the accident.

    Hong Kong
  • Baqueira Beret serious skiing accident

    Serious accident of a French citizen whilst skiing in Baqueira Beret resulting in paraplegia. Proceedings instigated both in France and in Spain.

    France

    Action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam

    Advising Dutch insurers in relation to an action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam on the care and Court of Protection element of a UK national's brain injury claim.

    Netherlands

    Advising a large corporate in relation to a stress at work/protection from harassment claim

    Successfully defended a notable and valuable stress at work/protection from harassment claim on behalf of a large corporate entity resulting in nil damages and substantial recovery of defence costs.

    United Kingdom

    Advising the ABI and its members in relation to defending mesothelioma claims

    Providing strategic advice to the ABI and its members following the MoJ consultation into mesothelioma claims.

    United Kingdom

    Catastrophic road traffic accident claim

    Successfully defending to trial a serious road traffic accident claim brought by a Claimant who was rendered paraplegic in the accident.

    United Kingdom

    Community care and development industries advice

    Advising fostering and adoption charities and residents associations, including in relation to service charge and injury claims.

    United Kingdom

    Contesting a discount rate in a claim for damages

    Acting for a German insurer in a claim for damages arising out of a serious injury and contesting the applicable discount rate in UK proceedings.

    United Kingdom

    Court of Appeal case involving a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claim

    Acting on behalf of Ladbrokes in the recent Court of Appeal case of Nicholls v Ladbrokes (2013) ECWA Civ 1963, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder case involving allegations of negligence and breach of statutory duty following an armed robbery.

    United Kingdom

    Cross border bus crash catastrophic injury claim

    Defending a claim on behalf of insurers following a significant bus crash in South Africa.

    United Kingdom

    Defence of a paraplegic claim incurred during a police chase

    Acting for an insurer in relation to the defence of a paraplegic claim incurred during a police chase. Advising on the defence of joint enterprise volenti together with complex issues as to the claimant's knowledge of the driver's intoxication, drug abuse and complex issues regarding the causative relevance of the claimant's failure to wear a seat belt.

    United Kingdom

Our Casualty team

Corneli Basson
Corneli Basson

Partner

Duncan Batchelor
Duncan Batchelor

Partner

Alison Beanum
Alison Beanum

Partner

Neil Beresford
Neil Beresford

Partner

Jason Bleasdale
Jason Bleasdale

Partner

Harry Boyle
Harry Boyle

Partner

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Abuse & Neglect

Abuse & Neglect

Catastrophic Injury & Large Loss claims

Catastrophic Injury & Large Loss claims

Credit Hire

Credit Hire

Employers' & Public Liability

Employers' & Public Liability

Fraud

Fraud

Insurance Claims Management Services

Insurance Claims Management Services

Insurance Costs

Insurance Costs

Local Authority, Police & Emergency Services

Local Authority, Police & Emergency Services

Motor

Motor

Occupational Disease & Legacy claims

Occupational Disease & Legacy claims

Property

Property

Safety, Health, Environment & Regulatory

Safety, Health, Environment & Regulatory

Volume Recoveries

Volume Recoveries

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