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Firm Profile

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Firm Profile

Leeds

  • Profile
  • St Paul's House
  • Park Square
  • Leeds
  • West Yorkshire
  • UK
  • LS1 2ND

Firm profile submitted by DAC Beachcroft LLP

Senior Partner: Virginia Clegg
Managing Partner: David Pollitt
Number of UK partners: 219
Number of other UK fee-earners: 1225

THE FIRM
DAC Beachcroft is a leading international legal business. With over 2,300 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:
DAC Beachcroft is regarded as the market leader in the provision of strategic, corporate, commercial and regulatory legal and governance advice to healthcare providers, with innovative, practical solutions to enable organisations to focus on the delivery of high-quality, safe patient care.

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 ten 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, Northern Ireland, 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, and local lawyers based in its London office, DAC Beachcroft is uniquely placed to advise throughout Latin America. This provides the firm with an unrivalled local presence in the three most important LatAm Insurance markets. Additionally the firm has developed a close working relationship in Brazil with Demarest Advogados, a full service firm operating across all areas of commercial legal practice. The firm also works with a network of leading local lawyers in other key LatAm jurisdictions, including Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Uruguay.

Within India, the firm works closely with leading Indian business law firm KS Partners (formerly Khaitan Jayakar Sud & Vohra) which has a presence in New Delhi and Mumbai, enabling DAC Beachcroft 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 relationship with Canadian firm McCague Borlack, enabling it to provide a comprehensive service for major insurer clients on both sides of the Atlantic and as an international member of the Harmonie Group, DAC Beachcroft has extensive coverage throughout North America and Europe. Furthermore, in January 2014, the firm opened a representative office in New York in order to deliver its multi-jurisdictional insurance, international litigation and arbitration capabilities.