Virginia Clegg and David Pollitt have officially begun today in their new roles as, respectively, senior partner and managing partner at international law firm DAC Beachcroft.

Virginia Clegg (pictured) takes over in the role from Simon Hodson, while David Pollitt replaces the outgoing Paul Murray. Their appointments, which were confirmed after an election process during the summer, carry a five-year term.

Virginia was previously regional senior partner for Leeds. She has played a vital role in leading national teams for some of DAC Beachcroft’s biggest clients and has a deep understanding of its business operations, inspiring and developing teams to deliver the firm’s strategic goals.

David was previously sector head for insurance and chairman of DAC Beachcroft Claims Solutions Group (CSG). Under his leadership, the firm’s insurance sector grew stronger in reputation and capabilities, not least through the opening of new offices in emerging markets such as Colombia and Chile.

Virginia Clegg said: ‘There are undoubtedly exciting times ahead for the legal sector. DAC Beachcroft is in a position of robust health and I look forward to harnessing the enviable wealth of talent within our business to plan for and shape our future.’

David Pollitt said: ‘Virginia and I are thrilled to have been elected to these roles and are ready for the challenges ahead. We are very much looking forward to steering our business through its next chapters and to building on a strong platform by continuing to invest further in the future.’