International law firm DAC Beachcroft has added an England & Wales litigation unit to its Glasgow office, bringing back two more lawyers from BL:M.

Last November the firm hired a five partner-led team of complex and catastrophic injury specialists from BLM; the new arrivals are English qualified partner Keith Mathews and associate Ed Radford, both of whom previously worked at DAC Beachcroft and are rejoining the firm from BLM. 

Mr Mathews will lead the new unit, which will handle England & Wales motor litigation claims for some key clients, supported by Mr Radford and a newly recruited team of six paralegals who specialise in England & Wales motor litigation.  

“Many of our biggest insurer clients have a significant presence in Scotland and their own claims centres in Glasgow”, Craig Dickson, CEO of DAC Beachcroft’s Claims Solutions group explained. “By expanding our offering north of the border to include England & Wales litigation handling capabilities, we are able to meet the needs of our clients and offer them a more bespoke service, including better access to training opportunities, secondments and more – right on their doorstep in Scotland.”   

He added that the new hires were “a further demonstration of our determination to build our Claims Solutions business in Scotland and deliver the ‘everything, everywhere’ services our insurer and commercial clients are increasingly demanding”.