DAC Beachcroft Scotland Appoints New Regulatory Head
Published 19 March 2015
International law firm DAC Beachroft has appointed Colin Bissett to lead its insurance-related regulatory unit in Scotland.
Colin, a highly experienced criminal solicitor, joins DAC Beachcroft to further develop and handle instructions from insurers and other clients in the investigation and defence of motor, health and safety and environmental prosecutions, fatal accident inquiries and "white collar" offences. A member of the Executive Committee of the Glasgow Bar Association, he took up his new role on Monday (16 March).
After beginning his career in criminal defence work with a well-known Glasgow practice, Colin joined Bell, Russell & Co. in 2005 with responsibility for the criminal department, before becoming a partner there in 2009. Since 2012, he has run his own criminal law practice.
Senior partner for DAC Beachcroft Scotland, Gilbert Anderson, said: "This is a very important appointment for our business. Colin comes highly recommended, bringing with him a unique blend of High Court exposure, large FAI representation and regulatory advice to commercial organisations.
"Colin has also actively participated in initiatives to influence the development of the law in ways which are fair, coherent and consistent. He is the ideal person to lead our regulatory unit into its next stage of development. Insurance is at the heart of everything we do at DAC Beachcroft and his appointment greatly enhances the range of services we provide to the insurance industry."
Colin's appointment follows the arrival of Associate, Hazel Weir, who joined the firm in January from Glasgow City Council, where she was a solicitor in the Corporate and Property law team. In addition, Associate, Emma Wake, has transferred to Glasgow from the firm's Birmingham office and Justine Wilson has joined the Claims Validation Team this month as a solicitor from Harper Macleod.
DAC Beachcroft Scotland is part of DAC Beachcroft LLP, an international law firm with coverage across the UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and North America.