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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16 May 2016
International law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed Christopher Stanwell as a Partner to lead its national Planning and Environmental team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.