Louise Gallagher elected new head of DAC Beachcroft Scotland

Louise Gallagher elected new head of DAC Beachcroft Scotland

Louise Gallagher

Partners at DAC Beachcroft’s Glasgow and Edinburgh offices have chosen Louise Gallagher as the new location head for DAC Beachcroft in Scotland.

Partner in DACB’s Glasgow office, Ms Gallagher became part of DACB in 2019. She started her three-year tenure began on 1 May 2024, succeeding John Maillie, who held the position since 2015

Ms Gallagher defends complex injury claims by adults and children, public and private sector clients – including care homes, nurseries, healthcare providers, religious organisations and leisure providers – and their insurers. She specialises in defending claims of physical and psychiatric harm, stress, harassment and discrimination and infection control and also advises on policy coverage issues.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Gallagher said: “I’m honoured to have been elected by my peers to this role. One of my priorities for the next three years is to help our colleagues in Scotland to reach their full potential, with work that challenges and develops them in an environment where they feel valued and supported.

“Under John’s leadership, our team in Scotland has flourished and I want to continue to build on the strong foundations we have as a successful, sustainable and growing business.”

DAC Beachcroft senior partner Virginia Clegg added: “I want to congratulate Louise on her new position. I am very much looking forward to working with her to continue building our team and our capabilities in Scotland.

“I would also like to thank John for his leadership over the past nine years. He has been a steadfast leader, overseeing a period of significant growth for us in Scotland and strengthening our reputation in the market.”

Mr Maillie will be taking up a new role within CSG, specifically working with CSG CEO Craig Dickson and the CSG executive in Scotland, focused on implementing the next transformational phase of the CSG business plan.

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