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Published 18 May 2015
DAC Beachcroft has appointed clinical risk specialist Simon Perkins as a partner within its specialist Clinical Risk team.
Simon, who joins from RPC, will be based at the firm's Bristol office and is a highly skilled medical malpractice lawyer specialising in the defence of clinical claims for insurers (mainly Lloyd's syndicates) and corporates, policy coverage advice and acting as an advocate at Inquests for insured entities.
After initially training with DAC Beachcroft, Simon qualified in September 2005, and went on to work at Camerons, and more latterly at RPC.
Commenting on the appointment, partner and Head of Clinical Risk at DAC Beachcroft, Matthew McGrath, said: "We are delighted to welcome Simon Perkins as a partner into our growing Clinical Risk team. His specialist knowledge of private sector medical malpractice enhances our offering to insurer clients, and compliments our dominant practice for the NHS."
David Weatherburn, medical malpractice service line lead at DAC Beachcroft comments: "We have built on our market-leading position in NHS defence, taken that offer into the private sector, and now act for many of the marquee insurers and blue chip risks - Simon was recommended to us by many of our clients - and he will allow us to further extend our lead in this area of work, which has grown by over 30% in the last year alone."
DAC Beachcroft is widely recognised as the leading strategic, insurance, commercial and regulatory legal adviser to the health and social care sector in the UK.
With over 60 years' experience delivering legal services to the NHS and now the private and third sectors in health and social care, we get to the heart of the issues that matter to clients and the markets, and combine innovation with practicality to help our clients achieve their objectives.