David Weatherburn > DAC Beachcroft LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

DAC Beachcroft LLP
WELBAR CENTRAL
36 GALLOWGATE
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 4TD
England

Work Department

Clinical risk, PCR north, CSG.

Position

David is RSP of the Newcastle office, head of the Med Mal serviceline for insurer clients within clinical risk, cluster head for PCR North, a member of the board of DACB Claims Limited, a member of DACB Scotland LLP and part of the leadership execs of both our insurance and health care sector teams. David has acted as a nominated partner for the NHSLA since its inception, and is workstream lead for a roster of NHS and private sector health clients including Spire and Bupa. He has built an insurance medical malpractice defence team for insurers since incept two years ago and clients include CNA.Marketform Mitsui, Newline and zurich. The Newcastle office has grown by 10-15% in headline revenue each year since opened by David in November 2008, and is on course for 30% growth this financial year.

Career

Trained Eversheds; qualified 1987; solicitor Eversheds 1987-97, partner 1997-2008; partner Beachcroft (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2008 to date.

Memberships

FOIL; NE Medico Legal Society.

Education

University of Bristol (1984 LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

North > Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant

DAC Beachcroft LLP is well-known across medical defence organisations, insurers and the NHS Resolution. The firm’s medical malpractice law team acts for insurers and insureds in a range of clinical defence matters. David Weatherburn has expertise in volume claims portfolios as well as appellate court work. He leads the team with Neil Rowe, who has ‘excellent judgment and tactical know-how’.