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Published 4 April 2016
James Ross has joined the Real Estate team in London. Previously at Ashurst, he is a highly-experienced commercial development and investment specialist, having worked on a number of mixed-use schemes, including Battersea Power Station and Croydon's Whitgift Centre. James strengthens the firm's market-leading credentials in the fields of shopping centre and residential development.
Nick Marshall also joins the London Real Estate practice, concentrating on commercial investment. Nick joins from EMW Law, where he has been a partner since 2011. Also previously a partner at US firm Mayer Brown from 2007, he works with a wide range of commercial developers and investment funds and will support the team's push into the investment and corporate occupier markets.
Meanwhile, professional indemnity specialist Martin Paxton has rejoined DAC Beachcroft's Manchester office as a partner from Clyde & Co, where he was a legal director.
Martin, who previously spent four years with legacy firm Beachcroft in Birmingham, joins the firm's Professional & Commercial Risk (PC&R) team. With strong ties within the market, including relationships with major professional indemnity insurers such as Travelers, QBE, Zurich, AWAC and Aviva, his appointment will bolster DAC Beachcroft's offering to insurers in the northwest.
In addition, Martin will also continue to develop a construction client base, which includes non-insurance related work.
Commenting on the triple appointments, DAC Beachcroft Managing Partner, David Pollitt, said: "We are very pleased to welcome James, Nick and Martin to the firm. Their arrivals are further evidence of our continuing investment in two of our principal sectors, Real Estate and Insurance. All three can help us build the effective and long-lasting client relationships that are fundamental to the way we approach our work."