Richard JG Beaty

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Year of Call: 2012

Visiting Tutor in Law King’s College

Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court 1990

Called to the bar 2012 (Lincoln’s Inn)

LLM (Distinction) University of London (King’s College)

Ongoing doctoral research at King’s College in privacy and the rule of law.

With a reputation for expertise in the law of professional negligence, indemnity insurance and international arbitration work; Richard joined 1 Chancery Lane in 2017 following a career as a solicitor in the City of London and over 21 years as an equity partner and two 3 year terms as a member of the Global Board of DAC Beachcroft LLP. 

Having held additional positions as a Designated Member of the firm and appointments to the business services executive and audit committee, Richard was also head of DAC Beachcroft’s national professional indemnity team. He relinquished that role in 2007 when he was appointed global client relationship partner for a key insurer client leading BD and CRM activity for the international business.

Richard was called to the bar in 2012 and has joined chambers to specialise in professional negligence, indemnity insurance and data protection work.

"Richard Beaty is described as a "titan of the professional indemnity market." He has "huge expertise" along with "wisdom, superb judgement and common-sense." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition

"Richard Beaty is ‘extremely hardworking’" Legal 500 UK 2013 Edition, Insurance, Professional Negligence, London

"Richard Beaty's knowledge, experience and breadth of practice wins plaudits from market commentators. An impressive workload is consolidated by his feel for a case and realistic view of what is worth fighting for." Chambers and Partner UK 2013 Edition, Professional Negligence, London

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Abbey National Plc v David Gouldman; Matthews & Son

Lawtel AC0104589; [2003] 1 WLR 2042; Times LR 31st March 2003; [2003] PNLR 426.; [2003] EWHC 925

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Professional Negligence Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association

Chartered Institude of Arbitrators