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DAC BEACHCROFT LLP

25 WALBROOK, LONDON, EC4N 8AF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work +44 (0)207 242 1011
Fax:
Fax +44 (0)207 831 6630
Email:
Web:
www.dacbeachcroft.com

Richard Highley

Tel:
Work 020 7894 6470
Email:
DAC BEACHCROFT LLP

Work Department

Professional indemnity/insurance and reinsurance/directors/commercial litigation.

Position

Partner specialising in commercial litigation, accountancy professional indemnity actions, fraud/asset recovery, insurance and reinsurance; trained as mediator; head of professional indemnity accountancy unit.

Career

Articled Hewitt Woolacott & Chown; qualified 1988; Denton Hall Burgin & Warrens 1988-90; Lovell White Durrant 1990-97; Davies Arnold Cooper (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 1997 to date; partner 1997.

Member

BILA.

Education

Bradfield College; Cardiff University; College of Law, Lancaster Gate (1985 LLB).

Leisure

Skiing, water-skiing, golf, swimming.


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

DAC Beachcroft LLP advises on complex, high-value disputes and regulatory work in the banking and financial sector, including multi-jurisdictional investigations and bribery and corruption issues. The practice's disputes work frequently involves international dimensions in relation to Italy, Russia and Latin America. John Bramhall acts both for and against financial institutions in complex disputes involving the mis-selling of complex financial products and fraud and regulatory investigations. Jonathan Brogden and Richard Highley are also key contacts.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

DAC Beachcroft LLP is 'commercial, practical and approachable'. The practice is particularly known for disputes work in the banking and financial services arena, accountants' regulatory investigations and professional liability, and IT, IP and defamation matters. It also provides litigation support to the health sector. Many of its disputes involve international aspects, with Italy, Russia and Latin America all the sources of significant instructions.  Practice head John Bramhall, Richard Highley and Jonathan Brogden are highly rated; other key litigators are Campbell Dye, Ken Forsyth and Rachel Cropper-Mawer.

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Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Regularly advising on professional disciplinary matters in relation to the financial services, healthcare and local authority sectors, DAC Beachcroft LLP's team provides 'excellent preparation of frequently complex cases'. Manchester-based Christopher Briggs is well known for his representation of doctors and dentists in disciplinary proceedings before the GMC and GDC; Bristol's Stephen Hocking's work includes major misconduct enquiries; and Daniel Preddy frequently defends claims and connected disciplinary proceedings against a variety of professionals, including financial advisers and accountants and their professional indemnity insurers. Other key advisers are London's Richard Highley and Newport-based Clare Hughes-Williams and Catrin Davies, along with Rosalind Ashcroft in Bristol. Senior associate Karen Rawsthorne and associate Christian Carr are also names to note. Louise Wiltshire made partner.

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