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Partner promotions: DAC Beachcroft makes up 47% of 15-strong round in Bristol

UK-top 25 firm DAC Beachcroft has announced its partnership promotions for 2015, making up almost half of its intake in Bristol.

A total of 15 lawyers will make the firm’s partnership ranks, seven of which will be based at the firm’s Bristol office. From the remainder, three were made up in London, two in Manchester, and one each in Birmingham, Winchester and Leeds.

The promotions take the firm’s total partner numbers to 258 and will go into effect from 1 May. These are spread across ten practice areas with most partners were made up in in claims solutions followed by commercial dispute resolution, real estate and healthcare regulatory.

DAC Beachcroft managing partner Paul Murray said: ‘As always, these promotions underline that client demand remains strong and prospects across the business remain good. Coupled with our improving financial performance, the promotions speak volumes for the renewed confidence I am seeing across the firm and will be instrumental in us realising our full potential in terms of profitable growth.’

The promotions come after the firm LLP fillings at Companies House in January revealed its profits available for division among members fell by 18.3% from £31.2m in the 2012/13 financial year to £25.5m in the year to 30 April 2014.

The promotion list in full:

Ros Ashcroft, Regulatory & Public Law, Bristol

Nick Beko, Real Estate, Manchester

Jonathan Bingham, Claims Solution Group, Birmingham

Rhiannon Davis, Insurance Advisory, London

Belinda Dix, Healthcare Regulatory, Winchester

Faye Fishlock, Claims Solutions Group, Bristol

Gemma Leonard, Real Estate, London

Harald Loeffler, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Manchester

Richard Loxley, Employment & Pensions, London

Cassandra Mitchell, Claims Solutions Group, Bristol

Chris Morris, Healthcare Regulatory, Bristol

Mike Pearce, Corporate & Commercial, Bristol

Simon Thomas, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Bristol

David Williams, Claims Solutions Group, Leeds

Rob Williams, Claims Solutions Group, Bristol