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DAC Beachcroft takes on Clyde & Co team including four partners

DAC Beachcroft will pick up a team from its insurance competitor Clyde & Co with four partners making the move to the firm.

Casualty partners David Knapp (pictured), Danielle Singer, John Goodman and Nigel Adams will join DAC with up to 30 fee earners.

DAC will gain ‘strong and consistent performers’ in Knapp and Singer, according to the Legal 500, with Knapp and Adams bringing their strong ties to insurance group Zurich.

Knapp specialises in the defence of complex personal injury claims brought against private and public sector organisations while Goodman advises on general insurance work.

Singer will bring her experience advising on the defence of catastrophic and complex injury claims. Adams, who joined Clyde & Co from Weightmans in 2010, specialises in the resolution of catastrophic and complex injury claims.

A spokesperson at DAC said the firm and its claims solutions group would ‘continue to seek investments that help them sustain and build on the service they provide to their clients’.

In May it emerged DAC had signed a three year ‘best friends’ agreement with Belfast’s McKinty and Wright in a bid to expand its network. From June DAC began referring shared clients and combined marketing efforts with the Northern Ireland firm, a top-ranked specialist insurance defendant practice with seven partners and 19 lawyers in total.

DAC also became one of a few firms to take advantage of the liberalisation of the Malaysian market as it applied to the country’s Bar council for a joint venture licence with Kuala Lumpur-based association firm Gan Partnership, in April.

Meanwhile Clyde & Co has continued with its international expansion this year opening offices in Dusseldorf and Miami, where DAC also opened an office late last year.