DAC Beachcroft promotes 19 to Partner, including three in Bristol


International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce the promotion of 19 new Partners and seven new Legal Directors across ten areas of its business. The promotions take effect from 1 May 2019.

Of the promotions to Partner, three are based in the firm’s Bristol office at Portwall Place. They include Stan Campbell (Real Estate), Sara Eaton (Clinical Risk), and Louise Wiltshire (Healthcare Regulatory).

DAC Beachcroft's Bristol office is the firm's largest office location with 760 colleagues – making the firm one of Bristol’s largest legal employers. It provides a full-service commercial law offering to businesses and large organisations in the South West and nationally across areas including Insurance, Corporate and Commercial, Health, Real Estate, Employment, and Professional and Commercial Risk.

David Pollitt, DAC Beachcroft’s Managing Partner, said,

“I am pleased to confirm these well-deserved promotions across our UK and international offices. We take great pride in fostering an environment where our colleagues can succeed and reach their full potential – in fact, three of our new partners joined the firm as trainees.

“Each of these new partners exemplifies who we are as a firm and has demonstrated time and time again the excellent legal skills, cutting-edge delivery expertise, and determination we expect and, indeed, promise our clients.”

In addition to the three Bristol-based Partners, the other new DAC Beachcroft Partners are:


Sophie Lawless (Claims Solutions)

Kevan Smith (Claims Solutions)


Niamh McKeever (Professional Liability)


Jeremy Bennett (Claims Solutions)

Shruti Brockett (Business Services)

Charlotte Le Maire (Claims Solutions)

Paul McGough (Healthcare Regulatory)


Sarah Crowther (Insurance Litigation)

Olu Dansu (Insurance Litigation)

Andrew Sheppard (Claims Solutions)

Toby Vallance (Insurance Litigation)


Pilar Rodríguez (Insurance Litigation)


Morgan Nash (Claims Solutions)

Mexico City

Salvador Enrique Urbano Tejeda (Insurance Litigation)


Emma Bowens (Claims Solutions)

Dawn McIntosh (Clinical Risk)

DAC Beachcroft’s new Legal Directors are: Ioan Davies (Public Law – Leeds), Ceri Fuller (Employment – London), Sarah George (Employment – Newcastle), Rachel Gibson (Real Estate – Newcastle), Aidan Healy (Regulatory/Commercial - Dublin), Dean Parrett (Real Estate – London), and Ana Rivera (Insurance Litigation – Madrid).

In addition to Partner and Legal Director promotions, the firm has promoted 31 new Senior Associates across ten practice areas, as well as six new Associates in its national Claims Solutions Group.

Of the firm’s Partner promotions, 53% are female. The overall number of female promotions made across the firm this year stands at 58%.