Team of seven insurance lawyers join DAC Beachcroft

DAC Beachcroft has announced a team of seven insurance lawyers will join the firm from Norton Rose Fulbright.

They will join Liam O’Connell, who left his position as Norton Rose Fulbright’s head of the EMEA insurance claims team in May 2019, to head up DAC Beachcroft’s Global London Insurance practice.

The team includes insurance litigation partner Kirsty Hick, who has a particular expertise in warranty and indemnity claims. The team will complete their move from Norton Rose Fulbright’s insurance claims practice by September 2019.

Solicitor Tamsin Stott joined O’Connell last month and the five other lawyers joining are legal directors Rebecca Bailey and Sarah O’Connell, senior associates Jack Holling, Natasha Marshall and Cathryn Teverson.

“These strategic hires are pivotal as we continue to expand and strengthen key lines of our global insurance business,” said Helen Faulkner, DAC Beachcroft’s global head of insurance.

“Our focus is on delivering high quality advice combined with cutting edge delivery expertise.

“We are therefore delighted to welcome a team with such a strong reputation in the London insurance market, excellent technical skills and a solid track record of building client relationships.

“Their arrival further strengthens our skills, experience and expertise and enables us to continue creating sustainable value for the clients we serve.

“This is a significant development as we drive forward our global insurance ambitions.”