By DAC Beachcroft


Published 22 September 2022


International law firm DAC Beachcroft (DACB) is pleased to announce the appointment of leading catastrophic and large loss claims specialists Philip D'Netto and Daniel Clegg as partners in its national Complex and Catastrophic Injury practice, within its Claims Solutions Group.

Philip and Daniel, who have joined DACB’s Manchester office, both moved from Plexus Law. There, Philip had led its catastrophic injury team since 2018, working with Daniel who joined as a partner in 2017

Both are highly respected insurance practitioners, with over 40 years’ combined experience of resolving complex, catastrophic injury claims, acting for London market and UK general insurers, as well as public sector organisations and global logistics companies.

“This double partner hire is a very significant appointment for our Claims Solutions Group, as we look to implement our ambitious plans to build our catastrophic and complex injury claims offering in Manchester and deliver a truly national capability to our insurer clients. Philip and Daniel will play key roles in enabling us to achieve these strategic aims, at a regional and national level,” commented Craig Dickson, CEO of DAC Beachcroft’s Claims Solutions Group.  “We’re delighted to welcome them to DACB.”

Philip added, “DACB’s complex and catastrophic injury team has a formidable reputation.  Its partners and lawyers have built very close and collaborative relationships with clients over many years, so that some 90% of the market will instruct them, as their first choice legal team, for handling these very sensitive, high value claims.  Daniel and I are very pleased to be part of this dedicated, national team.”

DACB’s national Complex and Catastrophic Injury practice comprises over 30 partners and more than 130 lawyers, based at 10 UK locations in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Newport, Winchester and Belfast.  Many of its partners are ranked in Chambers and Legal 500 directories and the national group has been listed in the top tier for more than 10 years.

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