Beachcroft moves for Kingslegal’s PI capability

Beachcroft has acquired the insurance ­business of Kingslegal, ­taking it into the Welsh legal market for the first time.

As part of the deal Beachcroft will acquire the Newport office of Kingslegal, which has 109 staff working on personal injury (PI) claims. Kingslegal counts insurance giants Axa and Zurich among its clients, both of which use Beachcroft to defend PI claims.

The Welsh firm will continue to operate on a smaller basis, handling volume work.

It is Beachcroft’s third new office in the past year. Last October it acquired Eversheds’ clinical negligence teams in Leeds and Newcastle (The Lawyer, 20 October) and in March the firm launched in Dublin.