- Managing Partner: Paul Murray
- Senior Partner: Simon Hodson
- Number of UK partners : 206
- Number of other UK fee-earners : 1140
- Total staff worldwide : 2000
THE FIRM DAC Beachcroft is a leading international legal business.With over 2,000 people, it offers one of the most comprehensive UK networks, combined with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific.
The firm provides a full-service claims, commercial, risk, advisory and transactional capability, across the full range from bespoke to systemised. This means it can handle both high-volume and more complex work expertly and cost-effectively.
DAC Beachcroft is agile, progressive and easy to engage with. Its flexible approach to resourcing enables lawyers to apply the right mix of legal, commercial and process skills to deliver the right outcome at the right price, according to its clients’ individual requirements.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF PRACTICE: DAC Beachcroft works with clients in a select range of industry sectors, including construction, financial institutions, industrial and manufacturing, public sector, retail and leisure, technology and telecoms, and are market leaders in:
Insurance: Providing an international cross-class capability covering both claims and advisory, across the full spectrum of services offering a truly market-driven response to client needs. The firm works with almost all of the world’s leading insurance companies.
Health: DAC Beachcroft is widely recognised as the leading adviser to the UK health and social care sector, working with a full range of NHS providers and commissioners. The firm also advises independent and public sector providers, suppliers and investors internationally across all disciplines.
Real Estate: The firm works with businesses for whom real estate is an investment asset and for whom occupational real estate is a strategic priority. In particular this includes residential and commercial property companies, investors, funds and lenders.
Areas of work that the firm are expert in include commercial; competition and regulatory; corporate; dispute resolution; employment and pensions; healthcare and clinical risk; personal injury and claims; public law and real estate.
INTERNATIONAL: DAC Beachcroft provides one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks operating from eight locations in England and Wales – Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Newport and Winchester – and new for 2012 (intended to be effective from 3rd September 2012), through DAC Beachcroft Scotland LLP* (formerly Andersons Solicitors LLP), in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The firm also works with clients throughout Europe and has offices in Ireland and Spain and best friend relationships with leading law firms in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.
In addition, the firm has offices in Singapore and New Zealand,which are a fully integrated part of the Global Team. They provide both domestic and international support in particular to insurance clients. With market-leading insurance and dispute resolution practices in Mexico City and Madrid and local lawyers based in its London office, DAC Beachcroft is uniquely placed to advise throughout Latin America. The firm has an association with SegurosLex in Chile (and it is intended that it will become DAC Beachcroft Chile as of November 2012), works closely with JBO Advocacia in Brazil and has a network of leading local lawyers in other key Latin American jurisdictions, including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay. Through its joint venture with leading Indian business law firm KS Partners (formerly Khaitan Jayakar Sud &Vohra) DAC Beachcroft has a presence in New Delhi,Mumbai and Kolkata enabling the firm to provide its major international clients operating in India with a high quality and consistent service from both a domestic and international perspective.
In 2012 the firm formed an association with Canadian firm McCague Borlack to provide a more comprehensive service for major insurer clients on both sides of the Atlantic. It is also an international member of the Harmonie Group, which provides coverage throughout North America.