By: 18 April 2019
DAC Beachcroft establishes base in Northern Ireland

DAC Beachcroft has expanded to North Ireland with the acquisition of professional indemnity, motor and public and employers’ liability claims specialist McKinty and Wright.

The two firms have had a formal ‘best friends’ relationship in place since 2016. The deal is expected to complete in early July and will see up to 17 fee earners, including six partners, join DAC Beachcroft.

McKinty and Wright acts for several leading global insurers. The Belfast team, led by partners Lester Doake and Sean McGahan, who are both experts in primarily defendant personal injury, will focus on litigation, professional negligence and risk management.

Craig Dickson, chief executive officer of DAC Beachcroft’s claims solutions group, said: “We know McKinty and Wright very well. They are a highly regarded practice and have a proven cultural fit with DAC Beachcroft, as well as an enviable track record of success when it comes to working with insurer and corporate clients. They bring a wealth of expertise and talent and are well known for their excellent client relationships.”

McGahan added: “We are very pleased to be joining forces with a firm of DAC Beachcroft’s calibre and global standing. Over the last three years we have become trusted partners and have built an effective relationship that has enabled us both to serve all of our clients better. To be able to offer our clients the breadth of know-how across such a vast network is a huge advantage and one that sets us apart from the competition.”