DAC Beachcroft hires top insurance partner to lead its Global Insurance practice in London

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DAC Beachcroft hires top insurance partner to lead its Global Insurance practice in London

Published 29 marzo 2019

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is delighted to announce that top insurance partner Liam O'Connell is set to join the firm shortly to head up its Global Insurance practice in London. Liam is joining from Norton Rose Fulbright where he was a partner and Head of the EMEA insurance claims team.

“Liam has one of the foremost reputations in the London insurance market and we are thrilled to welcome him to the partnership,” said David Pollitt, DAC Beachcroft’s Managing Partner. “His outstanding track record in building an international business, combined with his exceptional connections across the London and international insurance market, makes him a perfect fit for the firm, as we continue to strengthen our market-leading global offering.”

One of the London insurance market's most respected practitioners, Liam has acted for many of the leading global and London market insurers, advising on high-value complex coverage analysis for the market across the following classes of business: professional indemnity, including a leading market practice in insurance brokers' errors and omissions claims; financial institutions, including directors and officers; contingency; media tech; cyber; terrorism; property; and warranty and indemnity.

Helen Faulkner, DAC Beachcroft’s Global Head of Insurance, said, “Liam joins at a really exciting time for our business. We are continuing to build a strong collaborative team across Insurance responding to our clients’ needs and based on a strong financial platform and performance. Liam will play a leading role in spearheading further growth across key lines of our international insurance practice.”

DAC Beachcroft has one of the largest insurance practices of any law firm in the UK, operating from 10 UK locations, as well as internationally from offices in Ireland, Spain, the United States, Singapore, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile. In January 2019 the firm launched an office in Paris focused on both the global and domestic insurance and industrial risks sector.

DAC Beachcroft is also a founding member of Legalign Global, a closely integrated alliance of four multi-national law firms with 60 offices across the globe, and is top-tier ranked in insurance and reinsurance litigation in The Legal 500 UK.