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We provide a full service commercial, transactional, claims, risk and advisory capability. We work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate.
We are agile, progressive and easy to engage with. Our flexible approach to resourcing enables us to apply the right mix of legal, commercial and process skills to deliver the right outcome at the right price, depending on our clients’ individual needs. We pride ourselves on measuring our performance against our clients’ expectations.
In health we advise private and public sector providers, suppliers and investors internationally across all disciplines. In the UK, where we act for a full range of NHS providers and commissioners as well as many independent sector clients, we are widely recognised as the leading legal adviser to the health and social care sector. Our depth of sector insight, commercial understanding and mix of legal, transactional and risk management skills enable us to support clients on everything from strategic advice on policy and regulatory challenges to innovative deals, sensitive claims and more routine advice.
In insurance we provide an international cross-class capability covering both claims and advisory. In particular we have the capability to manage high volumes of personal injury claims as well as complex, high value specialist risks. We work with almost all of the world's leading insurance companies. We have expertise and experience across the entire sector, including general insurance, life and pensions and in all markets, including Lloyd's and the London Market. This gives us an unrivalled depth of experience and breadth of insight into the challenges and issues facing the global insurance industry.
In real estate we specialise in working with businesses who are interested in real estate as an investment asset — especially residential and commercial investors, developers, funds and lenders. We have integrated teams of specialists providing a full service across the entire lifecycle of property assets. Our infrastructure enables us to offer local knowledge throughout the UK with an international reach. We provide a bespoke service for complex transactions and a highly systemised service for more routine tasks; this enables us to provide the right response to our clients depending on their individual needs
We also work with clients in the technology, telecommunications, retail and leisure, financial services, industrials and manufacturing and public sectors.
Simon Hodson, Senior Partner · Paul Murray, Managing Partner · Richard Beaty, Partner · Alex Lock, Partner · Kenneth McKenzie, Partner · Nigel Montgomery, Partner · Virginia Clegg, Partner · Katie da Gama, Partner · Nick Young, Partner · Pablo Wesolowski, Partner · David Gillard, Group Finance Director · Tim Trotter, Non-Executive · Ken Lever, Non-Executive
The Client Executive
Paul Murray, Managing Partner · Simon Hodson, Senior Partner · Mike Bothamley, Partner, Real Estate · Tony Cherry, Partner, Practice Governance & Risk · David Pollitt, Partner, Insurance· Nigel Montgomery, Partner, Health · David Gillard, Group Finance Director · Bill Paton, CEO DAC Beachcroft Claims Ltd · Katy Parker (administrator)
The People Executive
Paul Murray, Managing Partner · Sue Jenkins, Partner, Employment & Pensions · David Gillard, Group Finance Director · Janette Wallace, Practice Manager · Rebecca Wright, HR Business Manager · Katy Parker (administrator)
The Finance Executive
Paul Murray, Managing Partner · David Gillard, Group Finance Director · Janette Wallace, Practice Manager · Rebecca Wright, HR Business Manager · Gustavo Blanco, International Development Manager · Paul Burridge, Group Financial Controller · David Pike, Finance Consultant · Katy Parker (administrator)
Practice Group Heads
Claims Solutions: Duncan Rutter · Corporate & Commercial: Martin Cannon · Dispute Resolution: Trevor Chamberlain · Employment & Pensions: Paula Cole · Real Estate: Robert Lee
Health: Nigel Montgomery · Financial Institutions: David Pollitt · Real Estate: Michael Bothamley · Public Sector: Stephen Hocking · Retail & Leisure: Sue Jenkins · Industrials & Manufacturing: Tony Cherry · Technology & Telecoms: Tim Sewart
Number of partners: c.240
Total number of people: c.2200
UK locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Newport and Winchester
International locations: Chile, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Spain
International links: Member of Harmonie Group of law firms providing coverage across North America, the Caribbean and Europe; working in association with McCague Borlack (Canada), Gan Partnership (Malaysia), Wongtschowski & Zanotta and JBO Advocacia (Brazil); joint venture with KS Partners (India)