DAC Beachcroft LLP

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant Department

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DAC Beachcroft LLP is the market-leading and largest defendant clinical negligence and medical malpractice team in the UK. We have been acting for the NHS since its inception in 1948 and are an original panel firm for NHS Resolution (formerly the NHS Litigation Authority), as well as being proud to call the MDU and many private healthcare providers and their insurers as clients.

In addition to this, our clinical negligence and medical malpractice teams provide market leading services for insurers in both the Republic of Ireland and in Spain.

Dealing in dispute resolution and as advocates in courts, tribunals and coroner's courts, our experts provide advice on performance issues and professional disciplinary matters, as well as having experience of mediation and ADR generally.

We offer genuine end-to-end expertise, from incident management, insurance notifications, and TPA claims handling, through to the most complex litigation in this field, involving group and representative action. This includes some of the largest group actions involving the NHS today, taking a cutting-edged approach to managing the complexities of such litigation.


McGrath, Matthew (Head of Department)

Ashley, Mark

Dix, Belinda

Doherty, Sean

Downey, Peter

Durston-Hillyer, Heather

Eaton, Sara

Hallatt, Diane

Lane, Anthea

Longfield, Tracey

McIntosh, Dawn

Merchant, Peter

Montgomery, Nigel

Neale, Joanne

Perkins, Simon

Roberts-Jenkins, Rachel

Rowe, Neil

Slingo, Corinne

Taylor, Paul

Volpe, Hannah

Weatherburn, David

Weatherill, Gill

Wortley, Simon


Allied World

Mitsui Sumitomo

Neon Underwriting Ltd

NHS Litigation Authority





The Medical Defence Union

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