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DAC Beachcroft boosts professional negligence practice with hire of team in Wales

DAC Beachcroft has announced the appointment of a five-strong professional indemnity (PI) team from Morgan Cole to its Newport office.

The team, led by partner Clare Hughes-Williams, comprises one associate and three solicitors who will work as part of the professional and commercial risk practice from 1 May.

Hughes-Williams has led Morgan Cole’s professional indemnity team since 2002 and is highly rated in The Legal 500. She is particularly known for defending solicitor negligence cases but the team handles claims against the full range of professions, including accountants and surveyors.

Partner Marcus Campbell, who leads DAC Beachcroft’s professional indemnity practice in Bristol, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Clare and her team to the firm. They are the only specialist professional indemnity team in Wales and will enable us to support our clients’ requirements in Wales, as part of our national team working from offices across England and Scotland. We look forward to working closely with them all.’

He added: ‘The professional indemnity market is becoming increasingly competitive with the rationalisation of insurer panels and ever-increasing pressure on rates but DAC Beachcroft is uniquely well-placed in the market.

‘The appointment of Clare and her team is further testament to our commitment to recruiting high-quality teams with the reputation and ability both to provide a first-rate service to our existing clients and to attract new business.’