Law firm has a craic

By Dr David Cowan

07 June 2019 at 15:14 BST

Look into your Irish/English dictionary to see what a craic is, but it involves lawyers having fun as firm celebrates a decade in Dublin, and also launches crisis and cyber service.

Lisa Broderick DAC Beachcroft

DAC Beachcroft is celebrating ten years in Dublin as it also prepares for Belfast opening, while globally the firm launches a crisis and cyber response service.

Dublin celebration

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has celebrated its ten-year anniversary of its office in Dublin during 2019, marking the milestone with a celebration event for clients and colleagues at The Royal Hibernian Academy. The firm Dublin opened the office with just one lawyer.  Since then, it has grown to an office of over 60 colleagues, with eight partners and a further 30 lawyers. The team in Dublin specialises in insurance (professional indemnity, defendant personal injury and health), commercial litigation, regulatory, and employment work.  It has seen growth in its data protection and cyber practices by leveraging the firm’s experience and relationships across other jurisdictions and is about to expand its offering to include Commercial and Competition Law capabilities. Partner Lisa Broderick said, “Our expansion into new practice areas and our forthcoming office move provide a fantastic platform for the next decade and we look forward to the opportunities and experiences that are before us as we continue to deliver a different, strategic perspective to our clients.” Earlier this year DAC Beachcroft opened an office in Paris, moved into new global headquarters in the City of London and completed a rebrand, and is preparing its new office launch in Belfast, set for July 2019. Ms Broderick said, “We are looking forward to our next ten years in Dublin - and then some.” 

Crisis & cyber launch

The firm globally has also enhanced its breach response services with new crisis communications and information-sharing platform, with the launch of the DACB Situation Room, a secure, virtual crisis room that enables businesses that have suffered a cyber attack or a data breach to communicate and share information confidentially. Developed in partnership with British technology firm Pushfor, the DACB Situation Room combines secure instant messaging and document sharing, within a confidential and privileged environment. Hans Allnutt, partner and head of cyber & data risk at DAC Beachcroft, said “Following a cyber incident, businesses often face the challenge of relying on the very systems that have been compromised or disrupted to co-ordinate and communicate their response. Using this innovative content-sharing platform, we can overcome this challenge by creating a highly secure, virtual crisis room for a client’s incident team that sits outside its compromised infrastructure.”


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