Press releases

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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.

DAC Beachcroft Wins Coveted Spot on Bellway Legal Panel

7 August 2014

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has been appointed on the construction legal panel of leading UK housebuilder, Bellway plc.

DAC Beachcroft Appoints New Head of National Planning Team

29 July 2014

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed Anita Rivera as a partner and the new Head of its Planning and Environmental team.

DAC Beachcroft Helps Shape Law Commission Data Sharing Report

17 July 2014

Law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP has been instrumental in a report on Data Sharing by the Law Commission that could help shape future legislation for the benefit of local government, health and independent care sectors.

DAC Beachcroft Advises on Reverse Takeover of Premaitha Health

9 July 2014

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has advised Panmure Gordon and Cairn Financial Partners on the £10.5 million reverse takeover of leading DNA analysis company, Premaitha Health, by global investment group, ViaLogy.

DAC Beachcroft Named 'Legal Advisors Of The Year' For Second Year Running At Health Investor Awards

12 June 2014

The Health team at DAC Beachcroft was named Legal Advisors of the Year (Public) at last night's HealthInvestor Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation in the healthcare sector.

DAC Beachcroft Expands in Asia with an eye on Korea

11 June 2014

International law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of Jae Ha Kwon to its Asian insurance and reinsurance practice.

DAC Beachcroft Advises on New Luxury Hotel in Newcastle

9 June 2014

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has advised Metnor Construction Limited on the design and build of a major new Hampton by Hilton hotel in the centre of Newcastle.

Winklehof Decision - LLP Members Have Protection When Whistleblowing

21 May 2014

The Supreme Court has today (21 May 2014) given its long-awaited decision in the appeal brought by Krista Bates van Winklehof against Clyde & Co, following her expulsion from the firm in January 2011.

DAC Beachcroft Reacts To Landmark Court of Appeal Ruling on Consequential Losses in Riots Damages Case

20 May 2014

In a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal today overturned the first instance decision that section 2 of the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 does not allow recovery for consequential losses. This is the first case to address the meaning of the Act in these terms.

DAC Beachcroft Appoints New Partner in Dublin

13 May 2014

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has continued its recent investment in Dublin with the appointment of partner Gary Rice to its Global group.

DAC Beachcroft Advises Probability Plc on £18m Takeover

6 May 2014

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has advised longstanding client Probability Plc, a leading mobile phone gaming company, on its £18 million takeover by GTECH UK Interactive Ltd. The offer was effected by way of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006.

DAC Beachcroft Advises On Takeover of Millennium Trilogy Publishing House

2 May 2014

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has advised longstanding client Quercus Publishing Plc on its £12.6 million takeover by Hodder & Stoughton, a UK division of French publishing house, Hachette.