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New Era Begins as DAC Beachcroft Welcomes Incoming Senior Management Team

Published On: 2 November 2015

Virginia Clegg and David Pollitt have officially begun today (2 November) in their new roles as Senior Partner and Managing Partner at international law firm DAC Beachcroft.

Virginia Clegg is the firm's new Senior Partner, taking over in the role from Simon Hodson, while David Pollitt takes over as Managing Partner after replacing the outgoing Paul Murray. Their appointments, which were confirmed after an election process during the summer, carry a five-year term.

Virginia was previously Regional Senior Partner for Leeds. She has played a vital role in leading national teams for some of DAC Beachcroft's biggest clients and has a deep understanding of its business operations, inspiring and developing teams to deliver the firm's strategic goals.

David was previously Sector Head for Insurance and Chairman of DAC Beachcroft Claims Solutions Group (CSG). Under his leadership, the firm's insurance sector grew stronger in reputation and capabilities, not least through the opening of new offices in emerging markets such as Colombia and Chile, representative offices in New York and Miami and association agreements in Canada, Malaysia and Brazil.

Commenting today, Virginia Clegg said: "There are undoubtedly exciting times ahead for the legal sector. DAC Beachcroft is in a position of robust health and I look forward to harnessing the enviable wealth of talent within our business to plan for and shape our future."

"Building on the firm foundations laid by Simon and Paul, David and I will be working with our colleagues to make this business and the next phase of its development one of which we can all continue to be proud."

David Pollitt said: "Virginia and I are thrilled to have been elected to these roles and are ready for the challenges ahead. We are very much looking forward to steering our business through its next chapters and to building on a strong platform by continuing to invest further in the future."

He added: "We must also take this opportunity to thank our predecessors, Paul Murray and Simon Hodson, for the incredible job they have done over the past decade. Their leadership has left DAC Beachcroft in a strong and enviable position and they have done so in a way that has seen our business not just survive but thrive."

"We are lucky to be taking over at this moment. The firm is in very good shape, full of talented people and supported by some fabulous clients. We will continue to seek growth and expansion, both nationally and internationally, in a very client focussed way."