Managing Partner Paul Murray
Senior Partner Simon Hodson
Number of UK partners 216
Number of other UK fee-earners 800
Total staff worldwide 2300
THE FIRM DAC Beachcroft is a leading international legal business.With over 2,300 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 ten locations in England, Wales and Scotland* Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London,Manchester, Newcastle, Newport and Winchester. The firm works with clients throughout Europe and has offices in Ireland and Spain. It also has best friend relationships with leading law firms in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. DAC Beachcroft has offices in Singapore and New Zealand, which are a fully integrated part of its global team providing both domestic and international support in particular to its insurance clients. The firm also has an association with Malaysian law firm Gan Partnership, based in Kuala Lumpur, providing insurance and reinsurance clients with a combination of DAC Beachcroft’s experience within the international insurance and reinsurance sector and Gan Partnership’s Malaysian law capability and first-class commercial and dispute resolution capabilities in Malaysia. With market-leading insurance and dispute resolution practices in Chile, 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 recently formed a new association with specialist insurance firm De La Torre & Monroy in Colombia and this, combined with its close working relationship with JBO Advocacia in Brazil, provides the firm with an unrivalled local presence in the four most important LatAm insurance markets. The firm is also expanding its offering in the region beyond insurance work having also recently formed an association with Wongtschowski & Zanotta who specialise in corporate and commercial work and have worked with JBO Advocacia for a number of years. The firm also works with a network of leading local lawyers in other key LatAm jurisdictions, including Argentina, Bolivia, 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. The firm also has a further association with Canadian firm McCague Borlack providing a more comprehensive service for major insurer clients on both side of the Atlantic, It is also an international member of the Harmonie Group, which provides the firm with extensive coverage throughout North America and Europe.
* The registered office of DAC Beachcroft Scotland LLP is 125,West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 2SA Tel (0141) 248 6688 Fax (0141) 248 9697, Registered entity number SO301379.
- SECTOR CONTACTS
- Health Nigel Montgomery
- Financial Institutions David Pollitt
- Public Sector Stephen Hocking
- Real Estate Michael Bothamley
- Industrials & Manufacturing Tony Cherry
- Retail & Leisure Sue Jenkins
- Technology & Telecoms Tim Sewart
- WORK AREA CONTACTS
- Claims Solutions Bill Paton
- Corporate & Commercial Martin Cannon
- Dispute Resolution Trevor Chamberlain
- Employment & Pensions Sue Jenkins
- Global Paulino Fajardo
- Real Estate Robert Lee