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Supreme Court Rules Settlements Can Be Re-opened If New Evidence of Fraud Later Comes to Light

27 July 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled today (27 July), in Zurich Insurance Company plc v Hayward, that a claim which is fraudulently exaggerated can be reopened if new evidence of fraud subsequently comes to light after the settlement.

DAC Beachcroft's Claims Solutions Group Innovates with Launch of Innovations Lab

14 June 2016

DAC Beachcroft Claims Solutions Group, part of international law firm DAC Beachcroft, has unveiled details of its Innovations Lab, a new research & development hub. Operating as a physical and virtual space, Innovations Lab will provide a creative environment in which multi-disciplinary teams of lawyers and operational experts can work collaboratively with clients and the wider insurance market to identify, evaluate, design, prototype and launch new commercial products and services.

DAC Beachcroft Invests Again in Newcastle with Second Team Acquisition from DWF

8 June 2016

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has made a second investment in quick succession in Newcastle with the acquisition of a four-lawyer Professional Indemnity (PI) team from DWF, including local office head, Helen Ager.

DAC Beachcroft Hires Counter Fraud Partner in Birmingham

3 June 2016

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed Claire Laver as a Partner in its Claims Solutions Group (CSG), bolstering its market-leading counter fraud team from its base in Birmingham.

City Success Key to Creating Successful Northern Powerhouse, says Report from DAC Beachcroft and Centre for Cities

2 June 2016

A report launched this week by leading think-tank Centre for Cities and sponsored by international law firm DAC Beachcroft outlines the importance of the UK's cities if the Northern Powerhouse project is to prove a genuine success.

DAC Beachcroft Manchester Partner Named New Austrian Honorary Consul for North West and Yorkshire

1 June 2016

Harald Loeffler, Partner in the Manchester office of international law firm DAC Beachcroft, has been named Austrian Honorary Consul for the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber. As a result, DAC Beachcroft's Manchester office will now serve as the Austrian Consulate.

DAC Beachcroft secures Court of Appeal success for Allianz

27 May 2016

Two claimants, who were seeking over £25,000 in damages after allegedly being injured when their BMW 7 Series was hit by a Vauxhall Astra van, driven by an Allianz policyholder, had their claim dismissed by the Court of Appeal yesterday, as they failed to prove the accident had occurred as they alleged.

DAC Beachcroft Establishes Best Friends Agreement with Northern Ireland's McKinty and Wright

25 May 2016

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has agreed a formal 'best friends' relationship with Northern Ireland specialist insurance practice, McKinty and Wright. The firm can now offer its clients a comprehensive advisory network on the ground across all five jurisdictions in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

DAC Beachcroft Volunteers Help Make A Difference In Their Communities For Give & Gain Day 2016

23 May 2016

Colleagues from international law firm DAC Beachcroft volunteered their time to make a difference within their local communities as part of Give & Gain Day 2016.

DAC Beachcroft Appoints New Head of Planning

16 May 2016

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed Christopher Stanwell as a Partner to lead its national Planning and Environmental team.

DAC Beachcroft Announces Annual Promotions for 2016

5 May 2016

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce the promotion of 12 new Partners, 16 Legal Directors and 33 new Associates with effect from 1 May. The promotions occur in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Madrid, Newport and Winchester.

Enterprise Act 2016 receives Royal Assent: DAC Beachcroft reaction

4 May 2016

The Enterprise Act 2016 has today (4 May 2016) received Royal Assent. Once in force a year from today, insurers will have to pay damages if they are late in paying out on claims. Nick Young, partner at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, commented: "While the industry has been aware of these proposals for some time, insurers need to act now, if they have not done so already, to update their policies and procedures and ensure that they can rely on the protections available to them.

DAC Beachcroft Builds Newcastle office, Strengthens UK Network with Hire of Seven-Partner Insurance Team from DWF

3 May 2016

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is to add significant expertise to its market-leading insurance capability in Newcastle and across the UK with the acquisition of a seven-partner Casualty Claims team from DWF.

DACB Lawyer Launches New British-German Chamber of Commerce in Bristol

25 April 2016

Kai von Pahlen, a lawyer at DAC Beachcroft, has launched a new branch of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG) at an event held at the international law firm's Bristol office on 18 April.

DAC Beachcroft Unveils New Regional Leadership Teams

13 April 2016

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed two new Regional Senior Partners (RSPs) in Bristol and London and reappointed two more with effect from 1 May 2016.

DAC Beachcroft Appoints Trio of New Partners in London and Manchester

4 April 2016

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed three new Partners in London and Manchester for its Real Estate and Professional & Commercial Risk (P&CR) teams.

DAC Beachcroft Shortlisted for Legal Innovation Award

4 April 2016

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Legal Innovator of the Year category of the Legal Business Awards 2016.

DAC Beachcroft Appointed to Land Securities Legal Panel

1 April 2016

International law DAC Beachcroft firm is pleased to have been appointed to the new legal panel of Land Securities, the UK's largest listed commercial property company and a member of the FTSE 100.

Today's Budget: DAC Beachcroft Reaction

16 March 2016

Regulation of claims management companies will move to Financial Conduct Authority In his Budget today, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that regulation of Claims Management Companies (CMCs) will pass from the Ministry of Justice to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

DAC Beachroft help trampoline park secure £10m investment for major expansion

14 March 2016

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has completed its first major piece of work for UK trampoline parks operator, Oxygen Freejumping, resulting in a £10m investment to expand the business.