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Victoria Kennedy

Partner and Commercial Director, Corporate Insurance & Risk

M: +44 (0) 7793 745281

Rob Williams

Partner and Commercial Director, Corporate Insurance & Risk

M: +44 (0) 7703 885549

Welcome to Corporate Insurance & Risk

Corporate Insurance & Risk (CIR) is a new division of DAC Beachcroft, created to service and manage liabilities and risk for corporate clients. Launched in 2022, it is an ambitious new offering bringing a fresh approach to dealing with all aspects of corporate ‘claims’ and risk. CIR combines bespoke client service and creative solutions to deliver tangible and lasting results.

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“What they do for us in CIR is outstanding. What they offer is better than anything else I’ve seen in this area but it’s actually the people who make it really stand out. 
We insist on using them

Director & General Counsel


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Our teams are steeped in industry specialism. This means your people will find us credible, aiding investigation and engagement within your business and cementing our status as trusted advisors. 

Many of our lawyers have worked within industry, bringing insight beyond the law. This specialist industry insight runs through every strand of CIR and goes well beyond legal claims handling. We leverage the benefits of DACB’s full commercial service proposition to deliver meaningful insight and to engage your colleagues, your boardroom and every level in between. 

CIR is: for retail & consumer; for construction & engineering; for leisure & hospitality; for manufacturing; for transport & logistics; for you.

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Led by 3 Partners

with 80+ handpicked,
multidisciplinary lawyers
and risk specialists across UK&I

from international, top
30 law firm DACB

Global insight,
local service

of claims handling and
litigation across casualty,
motor, property and
regulatory SHE

All aspects

at any one time for
corporate clients

In excess of 15k
open cases

of our people has
worked in corporate
in-house insurance

1 in 5

including retail where
we act for 50% of the
UK top 10

5 Core Industries

of the UK’s top insurers

DACB acts for
20 out of 20

Saving one
corporate client

in the last 12 months

24/7 digitally
enabled access

digitally enabled lawyer access

James Tallant

Partner and Commercial Director, Corporate Insurance & Risk

M: +44 (0) 7725 642662


CIR clients benefit from purpose built MI, market leading data capture/analysis and bespoke reporting.

CIR can provide insight at every level, whether that is into your claims experience, your business' trends, your industry sector, your opponents’ behaviours or the market as a whole. Future gazing, strategic planning and escalation of risk are all part of the service.

We don’t stop there. Our lawyers analyse what this insight means for you and work with your stakeholders to design and deliver the solutions. 


Choose your specialist team, your industry focus, your level of support. Choose your lawyer-led claims handling proposition, choose your litigation solution. Choose to have either or choose full service under one roof.

Choose seamless integration as an extension of your business with white labelled services. Choose the quality and assurance of the DACB brand.

Choose savings and service. Choose your CIR.


Our proven track record of savings is only part of the story.

In CIR, we go the extra mile to ensure that the mechanics of our relationship work for your requirements. We are always listening and learning. By getting to know your business we reduce demand on your resource, drive efficiency, improve engagement with your people and ultimately achieve better results. 

Your definition of success is the same as ours. CIR is built purely to deliver the results you want.


The CIR Difference

You're in the right place

We are committed to quality. We do what we say we will. We pay attention. We make a meaningful difference. We deliver.

CIR is designed and led by 3 partners, each with a proven track-record in delivering results for corporate clients. It harnesses the experience and expertise of 80+ lawyers and risk specialists, bringing all aspects of our corporate proposition together under one roof. It is founded on a passion for outstanding service and a focus on creative solutions.

In an ever-evolving market, the CIR difference brings a fresh approach built upon a combination of Choice, Insight & Results.

Victoria, James and Rob have over 40 years’ combined experience representing some of the biggest brands in the UK, with practices spanning the full breadth of civil, regulatory and risk solutions. 

They have a proven track record of driving results for corporate clients, with unique insight and experience of working in-house within corporate insurance. Their focus is across all main industry sectors and they are active alongside clients in IRM, BIBA and Airmic. Above all else, they share a passion for delivering quality service and for providing corporate clients with choice, insight and results.

Simon Oates

Sales Director, Corporate Insurance & Risk

M: +44 (0) 7717 642662