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Monday, May 08, 2006

8 May 2006


Mark Pattison, a consultant with the commercial property department at Beachcroft LLP, will certainly 'be prepared' when he leads the Disley Explorer Scout group through the 10km Great Manchester Run on 21 May.

Previously known as Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Beachcroft LLP is showing its support for both the cause and the local troop by sponsoring the nine scouts who are tackling the run as part of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Pattison has been the group's Explorer Scout leader since January 2004. "With the support of the firm, the boys and girls have been training hard for this event since January and are really looking forward to taking part," he says. "The Great Manchester Run has given them something to aim for and the group is relishing the challenge.

"Both the Scout movement andThe Duke of Edinburgh Award are excellent ways for young people to try something new and improve their skills and Beachcroft is delighted to show its support for these young people and to help them achieve their goals."

Beachcroft converted to a Limited Liability Partnership on 1 May 2006 to ensure greater transparency and commercialisation of the firm. The Manchester team currently includes 19 partners and 200 staff. Its partners have particular expertise and experience in commercial property, injury/risk, professional indemnity, corporate/commercial and employment law.


For more information, please contact:
Debbie Garritty/Emily Goehler, Bell Pottinger North
dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk / egoehler@bellpottingernorth.co.uk
Tel: 01625 506444

Notes to Editors:
Beachcroft LLP (formerly Beachcroft Wansbroughs) is one of the largest national commercial law firms in the UK. With over 1,400 employees, it provides legal advice and litigation services across the the UK (with offices in Manchester, Leeds, London, Birmingham, Bristol and Winchester), as well as in Brussels. From sophisticated insurance claims management programmes to 'trusted adviser' work for major national and international organisations, the firms delivers integrated legal services to clients in four main industry groups: health and public sector; real estate and construction; financial services (including the insurance industry); and technology, media and telecommunications.

The firm converted to a Limited Liability Partnership on 1 May 2006, a move towards greater transparency and commercialisation of the firm. Chambers UK 2005 recognised 56 Beachcroft Wansbroughs partners as leading lawyers, taking the firm into the top 20 of all UK law firms; the firm received 20 new entries in Legal 500 2005, a guide to the top 500 lawyers in the UK; in Legal Week's client satisfaction survey, the firm came second amongst all law firms in the UK; and Beachcroft Wansbroughs is one of the largest law firms in the country to obtain the 'Investors in People' award across all of its offices.
For further information, please visit: www.bwlaw.co.uk


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