Major incidents call for leading lawyers…
It is vital to identify the essential evidence on day one of any major incident, so as not to lose the opportunity to put the best case together.
We respond quickly to any major loss event as this influences the ability to successfully defend a claim or to pursue a subrogation recovery. For this reason that we are on call 24/7 to attend the scene of an incident to advise on:
- Collecting documents
- Obtaining witnesses’ testimony
- Preserving physical evidence
- Taking photographic and video evidence
All this to ensure our clients are in the best possible position in the event of a claim.
Our most senior lawyers have the expertise, capability and credentials to provide clear and authoritative legal advice on the most complex and valuable claims. And by building just the right team of lawyers, counsel and experts to ensure a proactive yet commercially sensible approach, we ensure that claims are dealt with in the optimum/most cost-effective way for our clients.
We are frequently asked to assist in cases of major loss almost as soon as the event has occurred, taking a central role in setting the strategy for the management of the situation, but always adopting a team approach with the other key stakeholders.
Our approach is to assemble all key stakeholders as early as possible, to ensure that the maximum effort is concentrated from the outset on the key issues that will really determine the outcome. We provide the focus on what needs to be done to best protect the position, set the agenda for factual and expert investigation and provide the robust “hub” for all necessary third party contact.
Recent examples of cases in which we have successfully deployed this strategy include: £25m fire at student accommodation, £16m fire at a distribution centre, £6m fire at recycling site in Eire, £7m claim after the collapse of a terrace of London properties – even a £4m fire at a prestige private house.
To save clients time and money we never allow matters to drift into points that might be interesting but ultimately irrelevant and costly to the case.
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