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DAC Beachcroft launches a new Corporate Insurance & Risk division

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By DAC Beachcroft


Published 25 May 2022


International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced the launch of a new Corporate Insurance & Risk (CIR) division, created to service and manage liabilities and risk for corporate clients.

The new division will be part of the firm’s Claims Solutions Group (CSG). Three highly experienced DACB partners - Victoria Kennedy, James Tallant and Rob Williams - will head the new division, as commercial directors, supported by a dedicated sales director. They will lead a team of over 80 legal claims and risk specialists with industry-specific expertise. Drawn from across the firm’s 1,000-strong Claims Solutions business, the team includes partners Corrinne Sinker, Liz Duley and Sally Roff. 

Rob Williams, partner and CIR commercial director, commented: “Our Claims Solutions business already acts for an impressive roster of corporate clients. These clients have very specific requirements which have evolved over recent years during challenging times. Our new service draws together the expertise to respond to these distinct risk and claims needs. 

“Corporate Insurance & Risk will be home to multi-disciplinary teams of litigation lawyers and risk advisors, steeped in industry sector specialism. It is an ambitious new offering, bringing a fresh approach to dealing with corporate ‘claims’ and risk, combining bespoke client service and creative solutions to deliver tangible and lasting results.“

Victoria Kennedy, partner and CIR commercial director, added: “We have listened to our existing corporate clients across a number of sectors and we know that they require an ever more specific service proposition, delivered by lawyers with the right skills and who understand their business and their industry. Corporate Insurance & Risk offers a service designed by specialists and delivers all the benefits of our insurance market knowledge with the bespoke claims and risk service corporate clients demand in the market today.”

CIR will initially focus on the Retail and Consumer, Leisure and Hospitality, Construction and Engineering, Transport and Logistics and Manufacturing industries. Longer term, it will look to focus further on other industries including Real Estate, Media and Entertainment, and Technology.

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