About us

We're widely recognised for the exceptional quality of our work. But what really makes us different is the way we do things here.

Careers with DAC Beachcroft

We push ourselves. We build meaningful relationships, not just cases. We innovate and celebrate diverse perspectives. These are just some of the reasons why people join us - and why they choose to stay. DAC Beachcroft is a place for the thinkers. For the collaborators. For all those who want a life that works.

Careers with DACB

Who we are

We’re a leading international law firm with offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America – in the UK, we’re a top 25 firm. We have a proud history stretching back over 255 years, a forward-thinking approach and an ethos that celebrates the whole person. As a broad-based commercial firm we serve a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. Our services span everything from insurance and commercial litigation, through to corporate and commercial transactions. Our legal skills and extensive delivery expertise enable us to design high quality, bespoke legal solutions – often drawing on the latest technologies. Get ready for inspiring work. An open, welcoming culture, with the flexibility to enable you to blend life and work together. Put simply, we help our colleagues to be at their best when they’re here, and we recognise that they have all sorts of different interests and commitments when they’re not.

Our culture, vision and principles

This is your opportunity to be part of a thriving firm – a firm that’s profitable, successful and growing internationally. You’ll find we're united by a common purpose: to help our colleagues and clients succeed. It makes this an incredibly rewarding place to be. Not only that, but we have a culture that means you can find more enjoyment both at work and outside of it. We’ve exciting ambitions, not least our determination to play our part in ensuring a sustainable society. We are working towards this ambition through a strategy for Responsible Business.

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We are approachable, open minded and inclusive. We take time to listen and understand and we value and respect others’ abilities, contribution and views. We are trusted, appreciated as individuals and embraced as part of a team.

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We share knowledge and insights and encourage constructive debate and challenge. We work collaboratively to generate new ideas and provide imaginative solutions.

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We act with integrity and are relentless in our pursuit of quality and excellence. We are confident and empowered to do our best for our clients, our colleagues and ourselves, to deliver whatever the challenge.

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We have clarity of purpose, objectives, roles, reward and lines of communication. We are transparent and straightforward in our behaviour and intent.

Our clients

We're deeply embedded in the insurance industry, acting across the full breadth of the market. We also provided over 300 public sector and independent healthcare providers and commissioners with market-leading legal and governance advice. And when it comes to real estate, we have dedicated teams specialising in residential, shopping centres and commercial investment law.

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Our future plans

Through geographic expansion, growth of existing locations, close alliances like Legalign Global and strategic appointments, we continue to strengthen the international and domestic support we offer to clients. We’re also committed to embracing the latest technologies for our firm, and for our clients.

An inclusive organisation

We’re committed to attracting, retaining and developing people from diverse backgrounds, with a range of life experiences and perspectives, because diverse thinking is critical to our success. We’re committed to welcoming and encouraging all colleagues, so that everyone has the same opportunity to get involved, to make a difference and to progress. We work hard to understand and eradicate any unintended barriers by working with our colleague networks – Access (BAME), Spectrum (LGBT+), Parents & Carers, Working Dads and Women+. A number of our initiatives are aimed at attracting and supporting underrepresented groups, such as our work with Aspiring Solicitors, the Black Solicitors Network, Disability Confident scheme, Working Families and our Career Returners programme.

Being a responsible business is part of our DNA.  We support local communities through a national strategy for pro bono advice and non-legal community volunteering such as helping homeless people, disadvantaged school students, and the elderly. The firm provides volunteering time for each colleague, to encourage participation. For further information please see our responsible business pages.

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Life at DAC Beachcroft

Our culture

  • I did a politics degree at university and this sparked an interest in the state, the individual and how the law was the glue that was an important part of how our society functions. The interest in politics and the state continued when I was attracted to regulatory work – helping providers deliver safe, effective, accountable health and social care services. Joining DACB’s regulatory team was a great move for me.  Although it can be perceived as academic, the really important skills in law are listening, judgment, persuasion and working in teams – be that internally or with clients and other stakeholders.  DACB attracts fantastic people and interesting clients and it is working with them that makes my career – and life – interesting.  All businesses talk about the opportunities they offer people – and we certainly do. What I have been more impressed with though is that when I and many others have had ideas and plans we have been given enough rope – with enough support – to get on with them.”

    Gill Weatherill, Partner

  • When our Commercial Dispute Resolution team received a claim relating to the conduct of an insolvency practitioner, it was anything but straightforward. The claim had multiple strands relating to criminal, investment, regulatory and civil law.Over four years, the various threads involved significant work to set out a clear position that would allow the client to make commercial decisions relating to the claim. The case was very challenging technically, with a highly strategic focus for the client and multiple overlapping legal arguments.The claim was eventually settled; an excellent outcome for the client who said: ‘That claim was the most difficult matter I have ever come across, with a very convoluted and complicated background. The handling of the matter wouldn’t have been possible without DACB’s work and attention to detail.”

    Dan Preddy, Partner

  • When an opportunity arose for me to take up a six month secondment working for one of the leading insurance companies in the Lloyd’s market, as part of their international casualty team I was delighted.I had been working in DAC Beachcroft Chile and really valued the chance to work in London for this client. The strong support from the DACB team enabled me to maximise the experience. I now have a better understanding of how things works in the London Market, and especially what clients expect from their legal service provider.From a personal perspective, the secondment experience gave me the necessary tools to reach the next level in my career within the firm, in regards of the know-how of the work that is expected from us both from a legal and business perspective and also provided me with the necessary networking skills, all of which I was able to bring back home to Chile.”

    Nicolás Le Blanc, Associate


We offer one of the most comprehensive legal networks in the UK, with 11 offices across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. We have a strong presence globally too, with offices, associations and alliances everywhere from Malaysia to Mexico, Argentina to Australia.