David Weatherburn - DAC Beachcroft
David Weatherburn

Head of our National Med Mal Service Line including all our non NHS R and MDU work in Bristol and Manchester, as well as our overall lead in Newcastle and an NP on NHS R work both clinical and non-clinical.

David has acted for NHS Resolution since its inception and is a Nominated Partner on both Clinical and Non-Clinical panels. He leads a team of 23 clinical defence lawyers in Newcastle - presiding over growth of over 50% in the last 5 years acting for the NHS, the MDU and blue chip corporates and their insurers, including Care UK, Priory, HC-One, Oasis Dental Barchester, Virgin Care, Cygnet and Bupa. Among major insurers instructing David are MS Amlin Zurich, Neon, WRB, Newline and RSA. He has been ranked as a leading individual in both major guides for over 15 years.

David's expertise ranges from volume claims portfolios through to appellate court work. He leads the firm's relationship with the increasingly influential NHS England, is our Location Head in Newcastle, and an elected member of the firm's LLP board serving a second term after re-election.

The Newcastle office of DACB (led by David since the start) has seen growth in revenue of between 10% and 22% every year from opening in 2008 and now comprises 175 plus staff making it one of the largest 5 legal business' in Newcastle.

“David Weatherburn regularly acts for the NHS, the MDU and a number of major insurers. He continues to be held in high regard for his broad and varied clinical negligence defence practice”.

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