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Published 8 November 2017
International law firm DAC Beachcroft has elected three new LLP Group Board members for a three-year term in the latest step towards modernising its business.
The new LLP Group Board members are Ben Daniels, Khurram Shamsee and Ruth Winterbottom. The trio took up their positions on the 10-member Board with effect from 1 November 2017 for an initial term of three years.
Led by Senior Partner, Virginia Clegg, DAC Beachcroft's LLP Group Board is the firm's senior governing body and is responsible for setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the business. The other members are Managing Partner, David Pollitt; Group Finance Director, David Gillard; London Minster Court Location Head, Nick Young; Newcastle Location Head, David Weatherburn; and Non-Executive Directors Jenny Hill and Ken Lever.
Announcing the newly-elected Board members, DAC Beachcroft Senior Partner, Virginia Clegg, said: "I am very pleased to welcome three excellent colleagues to our new LLP Group Board. I have no doubt Ben, Khurram and Ruth will play a valuable role in helping us to achieve the sustainable value we want to deliver for our clients and our colleagues."
"These new Board members join us at a very exciting time for our business. Their election by our Members is the latest significant step in a wider business review designed to reflect how our business has grown over time."
The election coincides with DAC Beachcroft Members voting to approve a new Membership Agreement (MA) for the business this month following an extensive consultation process. Under the terms of the new MA, DAC Beachcroft's LLP Board became the LLP Group Board - run by the Senior Partner - to manage the business.The adoption of the new MA is a key part of a wider business review, which was started by Senior Partner, Virginia Clegg, and Managing Partner, David Pollitt, when they took up their roles in November 2015. It marks move towards a more corporate approach to decision-making while preserving the key aspects of a limited liability partnership.