Clinical Risk - DAC Beachcroft
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Clinical Risk

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s team is appreciated for its ‘excellent level of service, and accurate and appropriate advice’ Legal 500 UK 2013 Edition

Recognised as a market leader on clinical claims and risk, we are proud to call the NHS, MDU and NHSLA our clients, along with many private health providers and their insurers.

All of our partners and a several of our other lawyers are recognised as leading experts in their field. We deliver integrated services where and when you need them.

We help you anticipate change in a sector that is facing the biggest transformation in its history; and we pride ourselves on being proactive, accessible and responsive, with value-driven effective services.

Full-service expertise

Our expertise is highly sought after by major clients. We are regularly instructed on patient care issues, including mental health, human rights, governance, risk, inquests, complex inquiries and police investigations. 

We also advise on NHS law and regulation, including foundation trust governance, PCT commissioning obligations, including consultation.

We are experienced in dispute resolution and as advocates in courts, tribunals and coroner's courts. And we provide advice on performance issues and professional disciplinary matters.

What our clients say

"According to clients, DAC Beachcroft LLP is ‘the prime defendant practice in the region’. The firm fields ‘a very strong and well-balanced team of sound and committed lawyers’ which attracts praise for its ‘incredible all-round service and quality in depth’." Legal 500 2017 Edition, Insurance: Clinical negligence: defendant, Newcastle

"They are a very tight, close-knit team that works very well together. They provide a uniquely outstanding service." Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Edition, Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant, Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant, UK-wide

“We have a good relationship with them. They are creative when it comes to developing solutions for clients. They are good, experienced, detailed and helpful.” Chambers UK, 2016 (Clinical Negligence: Defendant)

"DAC Beachcroft LLP has a good reputation in the insurance and healthcare sectors, and its ‘strong, relevant knowledge of the NHS sector ensures appropriate advice’." Legal 500 Edition, 2015

"DAC Beachcroft LLP’s ‘extremely experienced and competent practice’ leverages its many panel memberships (NHSLA [NHS Resolution], MDU), and its private sector (Accuvision, Nuffield) and insurance (Aviva, Zurich) client base to act on a very broad range of claims." Legal 500 Edition, 2015

"First-choice firm’ DAC Beachcroft LLP was instructed by the NHSLA [NHS Resolution] on a group action involving over 140 claims against an orthopaedic surgeon, and – separately – on all metal-on-metal hip claims." Legal 500 Edition, 2015

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