Press releases

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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.

Bias Beyond The Board: Confidence in Decisions on the Frontline

1 December 2014

Nearly half of housing sector employees do not believe their Boards consider diversity and inclusion when succession planning for executive and non-executive roles or other senior appointments, according to exclusive new research published this week by international law firm DAC Beachcroft and the Employers' Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei).

DAC Beachcroft Secures New Premises in Leeds

3 November 2014

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce its move into new premises at St Paul's House in Park Square, Leeds.

Lyons Housing Review Welcomed by Planning Experts at DAC Beachcroft

17 October 2014

Anita Rivera, Head of Planning at international law firm DAC Beachroft, reacting to the launch yesterday (16 October) of the Lyons Housing Review, which examines current and future housing policy in England.

DAC Beachcroft Sponsors Julian Lloyd Webber’s Final Cello Recording

17 September 2014

The release on 29 September 2014 of a new recording by Julian Lloyd Webber, sponsored by international law firm DAC Beachcroft, will mark the official retirement from public performance of the cello by the world-famous musician.

New report from DAC Beachcroft unveils top 50 developments facing UK insurers

1 September 2014

A new insurance report, published today (1 September 2014) by international law firm DAC Beachcroft, highlights 50 key changes the UK insurance industry can expect to see in the coming months, based on a series of predictions by its insurance experts.

DAC Beachcroft Partner, Andrew Parker, Appointed as Solicitor Member of the Civil Justice Council

11 August 2014

Andrew Parker, partner and Head of Strategic Litigation at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, has been appointed as the Solicitor Member to the Civil Justice Council (CJC) by the Lord Chancellor for three years, from 31 July 2014.