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Published 15 April 2014
International law firm DAC Beachcroft is strengthening its national Claims Validation Team (CVT) with the appointment of four new partners.
Miles Hepworth joins as a partner today from Keoghs, together with his four-strong team of specialist fraud lawyers: Neville Sampson (Associate), Pierre Smith (Solicitor), Amy Goodwin (Solicitor) and Sangheet Saghera (Solicitor). All are based at DAC Beachcroft's Birmingham office.
Lorraine Carolan, national Head of the Claims Validation Team at DAC Beachcroft, said: "Miles has a first-class reputation in the fraud arena and is acknowledged as one of the top fraud technical lawyers in the market. He has built a very capable team around him, all technically excellent, which will undoubtedly bolster DAC Beachcroft's already strong national CVT team. He is extremely well thought of by many of our key clients and we are delighted that he and his team have joined us."
Miles commented: "I am delighted to be joining the DAC Beachcroft CVT team. I am equally delighted to be moving along with some key players from my previous team, all of whom come with significant technical experience and a passion for fighting fraud."
He added: "I am looking forward to applying and developing my technical expertise within an innovative and progressive team at DAC Beachcroft and to working with colleagues both old and new. I view this as a great opportunity for all and envisage the team going from strength to strength."
Additionally, DAC Beachcroft partner Claire Newcombe has returned from maternity leave to head up the firm's CVT offering in Scotland. Since expanding CVT services into Scotland nine months ago, the team has grown significantly and now has 14 clients. Claire's expertise in Court of Session Practice and Procedure has given her exposure to a huge variety of personal injury cases. She also recently qualified as a Solicitors Advocate and now has rights of audience in all Civil Courts in Scotland, as well as in the Supreme Court in London.
Finally, with effect from 1 May 2014, CVT has promoted two partners and one associate to join the CVT management team. Anthony Carrington and Dan Prince will become partners while Morgan Nash is promoted to associate. Last month, Nash was named Legal Executive of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2014.
Lorraine Carolan concluded: "Anthony, Dan and Morgan's promotions are testament to the excellent work they have put into building their teams and their relationships with the firm's key clients. Their promotions, coupled with the arrival of Miles and his team along with Claire's return, reinforces our market-leading offering in the fraud area."
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