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Monday, June 04, 2007
Beachcroft's bumper start to the year
Following a strong financial year which has seen turnover increase by over 18%, Leeds-based commercial law firm, Beachcroft LLP, is celebrating the re-appointment of Glenn Miller as regional senior partner and a number of new promotions.

Following an election involving the 172 members of staff at Beachcroft's Leeds office, Miller will continue to lead the firm and drive future growth. This is the 11th year he has held the senior role and will remain in post for the next three years. 

Employment solicitor, Helen Rowley, and Vicki Hilton in Beachcroft's personal injury team have been promoted to associates reflecting the continued growth of both practice areas in the Leeds office.

"As regional senior partner, I hope to build on our success over the next financial year and continue to position Beachcroft as one of the region's leading commercial law firms," said Miller.

"Helen and Vicki's promotions are a result of both their excellent technical ability and commitment to developing their areas of the practice.

"With 15 solicitors and partners, our employment team is now one of the largest in Leeds, as is our personal injury practice which has retained its pre-eminent position in a number of legal directories for several years. Both are still growing with work coming in from a wide range of local and national clients, including Asda, Zurich, Allianz, and Norwich Union."

Nationally, Beachcroft recently announced overall profit of £29.7 million - up by more than 20% on last year. The Leeds office made a significant contribution to this success, achieving turnover of £14.4 million.


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 editor:
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 from seven locations in the UK (two in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Winchester) and also in Brussels.  From routine insurance claims management to 'trusted adviser' work for major national and international organisations, the firm delivers integrated legal services to clients in six main industry groups: health and public sector; real estate and construction; financial institutions (including the insurance industry); consumer, industrial goods, and services and technology and telecommunications. 

The firm has received a number of industry accolades in the last year. Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2007, recognised 65 Beachcroft partners as leading lawyers, ranking the firm at number 16 in the UK, up from 19 last year. In Legal 500, a guide to the top 500 lawyers in the UK, the firm received a Tier 1 ranking for 17 of its practice areas across the UK. In Legal Week's client satisfaction survey, the firm came second amongst all law firms in the UK. Beachcroft is one of the largest law firms in the country to obtain the 'Investors in People' award across all of its offices.

The Leeds team currently includes 21 partners and 172 staff. Its partners have particular expertise and experience in commercial property, public sector PFI/PPP projects, health, IT, construction, litigation, financial services and employment law

For further information, please visit: www.beachcroft.co.uk  


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