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DAC Beachcroft LLP


DAC Beachcroft LLP - London
  • Portwall Place
  • Portwall Lane
  • Bristol
  • Bristol
  • UK
  • BS1 6NA
  • Senior Partner Virginia Clegg
  • Managing Partner  David Pollitt
  • Number of UK partners 219
  • Number of other UK fee-earners 1249

THE FIRM DAC Beachcroft is a leading international legal business. With over 2,200 people, the firm offers one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks, combined with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. The firm provides a full-service across the full range of industry sectors, and is a market leader in health, insurance and real estate. With a flexible approach to resourcing, the firm applies the right mix of legal, commercial and process skills to deliver the right outcome at the right price, for each clients’ individual needs.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF PRACTICE DAC Beachcroft works with clients in a select range of industry sectors, including construction, financial institutions, public sector, retail and hospitality, technology and telecoms, and is a market leader in:

Insurance: The firm’s insurance experts provide a full-service offering, covering both claims and advisory, across the complete spectrum of services from systemised to bespoke. The firm offers a truly market-driven response to client needs, and works with almost all of the world’s leading insurance companies.
Health: Widely recognised as the leading adviser to the UK health and social care sector, the firm’s team of healthcare experts work with the 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’s leading team of real estate experts work 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.

INTERNATIONAL As an international law firm DAC Beachcroft provides one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks operating from eleven locations in England, Wales and Scotland. The firm’s legal experts work with clients throughout Europe from offices in Ireland and Spain, as well as working closely with leading law firms in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Sweden. The 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. Furthermore, DAC Beachcroft has offices in Singapore and New Zealand, which are a fully integrated part of the firm’s global team, providing both domestic and international support, in particular to insurance clients. The firm also has a close relationship 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, Colombia, Mexico and Spain as well as a Venezuelan lawyer based in our London office, DAC Beachcroft is uniquely placed to advise throughout Latin America. In addition, the firm works with leading local lawyers in other key Latin American jurisdictions such as Brazil (Marcia Cicarelli at Demarest Advogados) and also in Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Uruguay. The firm has an office in Miami and a representative office in New York. In Canada the firm has a formal association with McCague Borlack, a leading specialist insurance law firm. The firm is also an international member of the Harmonie Group, which provides it with coverage throughout North America. Established in 1993, the Harmonie Group is a national US network of law firms with a proven ability to serve the insurance sector. The Harmonie Group has 58 member firms and its lawyers practise in all 50 US states. It also has a network of firms across the Caribbean.

  • Insurance Helen Faulkner
  • Health Nigel Montgomery
  • Real Estate Michael Bothamley
  • Construction Michael Blackburne
  • Financial Institutions Nick Gibbon
  • Public Sector Stephen Hocking
  • Retail & Hospitality Sue Jenkins
  • Technology & Telecoms Tim Sewart / Reg Dhanjal
  • Claims Solutions Graig Dickson 
  • Corporate & Commercial John Williams
  • Dispute Resolution Wendy Hopkins
  • Employment & Pensions Alex Lock
  • Global Helen Faulker
  • Real Estate Robert Lee