Beachcroft takes Eversheds negligence team

Beachcroft takes <a class=Eversheds negligence team” />Beachcroft has taken over Eversheds’ clinical negligence teams in Leeds and Newcastle.

Beachcroft, which took on clinical negligence partners David Weatherburn, Paul Taylor and Neil Rowe and two solicitors in April 2008, will TUPE transfer a further 11 lawyers from Eversheds’ Leeds and Newcastle clinical negligence teams.

In addition to the deal, a number of fee earners and support staff from Eversheds’ health advice and injury risk teams have also moved across to Beachcroft.

At the same time, Beachcroft has also announced the opening of a new office at Time Central in Newcastle and a second office, Fountain House in Leeds.

A former satellite office in Leeds will be closed and the occupants will move into 11,300 sq ft of office space at Fountain House, near the firm’s main Park Square office.

In total, across Beachcroft’s two new offices there will be four partners, six associates, 18 solicitors (including two non-Eversheds external recruits), five paralegals, two consultants and 14 support staff.

Commenting on the move, Beachcroft’s senior partner, Simon Hodson said: “We think the new arrivals have a similar approach to business in terms of excellence in service delivery and a true understanding of the needs of our clients.”

Meanwhile, Graham Richardson, head of Eversheds’ legal systems group added: “We are very pleased to have reached this deal with Beachcroft. It has enabled Eversheds to make a strategic move out of clinical negligence litigation.”