Press releases

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A view on the future of homecare businesses

21 May 2015

Rosalind Ashcroft, partner at law firm DAC Beachcroft, takes a pragmatic view on the topic of homecare businesses in the UK and the factors that are negatively affecting the financial viability of the homecare market.

DAC Beachcroft recruits clinical risk specialist in Bristol

18 May 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed clinical risk specialist Simon Perkins as a partner within its specialist Clinical Risk team.

DAC Beachcroft advises on disability discrimination claim against the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

14 May 2015

Today (Thursday 14th May) the Employment Appeal Tribunal gave its decision on the case of Gunn v South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS). Leading healthcare law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP acted for the Respondent.

DAC Beachcroft welcomes Launch by St George's Bristol of New Music Mentors Scheme for Aspiring Young Musicians

11 May 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is delighted to be sponsoring "An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber", the world-renowned classical cellist, at St George’s Bristol tonight, Monday 11 May. The event will mark the official launch by St George's of its new Bristol Music Mentors Scheme. The project, whose official patron and first music mentor is Julian Lloyd Webber, aims to provide music lessons by world famous artists to aspiring young local musicians in Bristol and the South West.

DAC Beachcroft advises on significant mental healthcare acquisitions

8 May 2015

Leading healthcare law firm DAC Beachcroft is delighted to have advised on Partnerships in Care's (PiC) successful acquisition of two mental health units from Choice Lifestyles in March 2015 and on its proposed acquisition of Care UK's mental health group.

New NHS Commercial Alliance Framework now available to LPP members

7 May 2015

DAC Beachcroft is pleased to confirm its appointment to all Lots of the NHS Commercial Alliance legal services framework.

Pensions Expert joins DAC Beachcroft's Professional Liability Team

28 April 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed pensions specialist Rebecca Smith as a Partner in its professional liability team.

DAC Beachcroft Announces Annual Partner and Associate Promotions for 2015

17 April 2015

International law firm DAC Beachroft is pleased to announce the promotion of 15 new Partners and 29 new Associates with effect from 1 May. The promotions take total partner numbers to 258.

DAC Beachcroft Appointed to NFU Mutual's New Legal Panel

10 April 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is delighted to have been appointed to NFU Mutual's new legal panel for England and Wales, with effect from 1 May 2015.

DAC Beachcroft Advises Crest Nicholson on Major New Project in Central London

2 April 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has advised Crest Nicholson on its acquisition of Valentine Place between London Bridge and Waterloo stations, soon to be the site of a £80million mixed-use development.

DAC Beachcroft Appoints New Partner in London Corporate Team

1 April 2015

International law firm DAC Beachroft has appointed Jonathan Deverill as a partner in its London Corporate practice. Jonathan, who trained at Slaughter and May, joins the firm on 1 April from DMH Stallard.

DAC Beachcroft named Insurance Team of the Year at Legal Business Awards 2015

27 March 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft was named Insurance Team of the Year 2015 at the Legal Business annual awards ceremony this week. This marks the second time in the last three years that the firm's insurance team has claimed the coveted Insurance Team of the Year title, having made the magazine's shortlist in this category for the last four consecutive years.

DAC Beachcroft Scotland Appoints New Regulatory Head

19 March 2015

International law firm DAC Beachroft has appointed Colin Bissett to lead its insurance-related regulatory unit in Scotland.

DAC Beachcroft advises on landmark sale of London's Pinnacle

20 February 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has acted for the sellers on the sale of 22 Bishopsgate in London to an international consortium of investors represented by AXA Real Estate Investment Managers.

DAC Beachcroft welcomes new Insurance Act 2015

12 February 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has welcomed today's announcement that the Insurance Act 2015 has received royal assent and will come into effect in August 2016.

Expert Reaction – Sir Robert Francis QC's Freedom to Speak Up Review

11 February 2015

Today (11 February) saw the publication of the much-anticipated 'Freedom to Speak Up' Review by Sir Robert Francis QC into whistleblowing in the NHS. The review concludes that there is a culture within many parts of the NHS that deters staff from raising concerns and, as a result, has negative consequences for those who raise issues.

DAC Beachcroft Recruits New Employment Partner in London

14 January 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed a new partner to grow its London Employment team.

DAC Beachcroft Seals New Alliance in Spain

12 January 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has agreed an exclusive strategic alliance with Madrid-based practice Muñoz Arribas Abogados as part of the development of its business in the insurance and health sectors in Spain and Latin America.

Food for thought at Christmas-time: ECJ rules obesity may be a disability

18 December 2014

As many of us tuck into mince pies and contemplate the Christmas fare to come, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has today (18 December) delivered a sobering judgment on the subject of obesity. Although there is no express provision in European law prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of obesity, as such, the Court has recognised that obesity is capable of constituting a disability, under the European Framework Directive, which forms the basis of discrimination law in the European Union.

DAC Beachcroft Recruits New IP Team in Bristol

3 December 2014

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has boosted its Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology team by recruiting Andrew Allan-Jones as a partner together with IP Associate Kate Loxton.