Advocacy - DAC Beachcroft
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Advocacy

Who are we?


8 DAC Beachcroft Buildings (8DB) is our dedicated in-house barrister and advocacy service, enabling us to offer clients a complete solution for litigation and dispute resolution. Our resident team deliver the expertise and services of an external chambers, with the advantage of a streamlined in-house function working directly with our solicitors. Supporting greater collaboration between solicitors and counsel, this dedicated advocacy and advisory service disrupts the traditional model to deliver a more cost-effective and tailored solution for clients.

How can we help you?


With the full suite of litigation and dispute resolution services in one place, we can deliver a more cohesive service for clients while also providing indemnity savings across every stage of the claims process.

The 8DB team comprises experienced and specialised barristers, ranging from four to fourteen years’ call, in addition to specially trained advocates who are adept at undertaking county court work. Able to anticipate client needs and respond to industry-wide changes, 8DB can support in cases of all types and degrees of complexity.

8DB’s services include:

  • A full clerking team to manage instructions and ensure appropriate expertise;
  • Advisory work (prospects, quantum / reserve and tactics);
  • Drafting (statements of case, applications, witness statements, Part 35 questions);
  • Representation (interlocutory hearings, case management hearings, conferences);
  • Trials and Tribunals (from small claims to high court litigation, cost assessments);
  • Appellate work (before circuit judges and in the Court of Appeal);
  • ADR (mediation, negotiation, and arbitration).

Benefits of an in-house barrister and advocacy service include:

  • An agreed fee structure for certain types of work;
  • Consistent pricing based on complexity of instruction;
  • A tailored and agreed SLA governing matters such as mode and format of instruction and method/timing of reporting;
  • A greater degree of control over the use of counsel, consistency of service and speed of response;
  • Ability to provide increased feedback, MI and trend-spotting on client claims and industries – allowing us to create a body of understanding around the nuances of our clients’ claims, particularly those that proceed to trial;
  • Ability to create and develop litigation strategy with clients, with the guarantee that the strategy will be implemented by DACBs lawyers and counsel seamlessly to greater effect; and
  • The ability to co-create with clients a number of new innovative dispute resolution models/processes.

To find out more about 8DB, please contact Jonathan Robinshaw or one our clerking team at clerks@dacbeachcroft.com.

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Our Lawyers - Faareen Ali

Faareen Ali

Advocate Manchester

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Our Lawyers - George Aubrey

George Aubrey

Advocate Bristol

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Our Lawyers - Carlé Aven-Kamal

Carlé Aven-Kamal

Advocate Manchester

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Our Lawyers - Camilla Bonifai

Camilla Bonifai

Advocate Manchester

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Our Lawyers - Jo Carpanini

Jo Carpanini

Barrister Manchester

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Our Lawyers - Lisle Chase

Lisle Chase

Barrister Leeds

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Our Lawyers - Andrew Cousins

Andrew Cousins

Barrister Manchester

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Our Lawyers - James Ellis

James Ellis

Advocate Bristol

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Our Lawyers - David Fardy

David Fardy

Barrister Bristol

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Our Lawyers - Sahar Farooqi

Sahar Farooqi

Partner (Barrister) London - Walbrook

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Our Lawyers - Sam IAnson

Sam I'Anson

Advocate London - Walbrook

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Our Lawyers - Michelle Liddy

Michelle Liddy

Barrister Manchester

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Our Lawyers - Victoria Maesschalck

Victoria Maesschalck

Senior Clerk Manchester

Victoria is a Senior Clerk in our specialist advocacy service, 8 DAC…

Our Lawyers - Ricky Parmar

Ricky Parmar

Chartered Legal Executive Advocate London - Walbrook

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Our Lawyers - Jonathan Robinshaw

Jonathan Robinshaw

Partner (Barrister) Manchester

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Our Lawyers - Madeleine Rose

Madeleine Rose

Advocate London - Walbrook

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Our Lawyers - Vlora Smedley

Vlora Smedley

Barrister Birmingham

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Our Lawyers - Nick Thornsby

Nick Thornsby

Barrister

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Our Lawyers - Kim Tuson

Kim Tuson

Advocate Birmingham

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Our Lawyers - Katie Walmsley

Katie Walmsley

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