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Published 1 August 2017
International law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP is pleased to have been ranked as the second most active firm in the English courts by The Lawyer magazine's Litigation Tracker after working on 12 cases where judgment was handed down in the second quarter of 2017 (a total of 39 case days). This ranking for Q2 sits very positively with The Lawyer's 2015 and 2016 league tables, which consecutively placed DAC Beachcroft within the top five firms most active in the English courts.
One of DAC Beachcroft's most high-profile cases last quarter was the Court of Appeal decision in Oraki v Bramston & Defty  EWCA Civ 403, which was successfully handled by Patrick Hill and Declan Finn in the firm's market-leading Professional and Financial Lines Insurance team in London. The Court of Appeal unanimously rejected the Appellants' appeal against the High Court judgment, which dismissed their professional negligence claim in which they sought to recover approximately £1.5m against DAC Beachcroft's clients, the Appellants' former trustees in bankruptcy. The Lawyer's new research highlights DAC Beachcroft's continued strength in multiple contentious areas including health, employment, public sector, property, tax, insurance and commercial litigation.
John Bramhall, head of DAC Beachcroft's Commercial Litigation team in London, said:
"It is great to see DAC Beachcroft recognised in this way and to have external endorsement from The Lawyer's research is very pleasing. Statistics can of course be misleading but these numbers continue to indicate that we are one of the heaviest users of the English courts and are indicative of our growing profile as a litigation practice with strengths across the firm in a number of contentious areas."