Specialist professional services and technology firm Davies has acquired law firm Keoghs, which operates a defendant-only model and whose clients include public sector bodies.
Keoghs provides dispute resolution and risk services for the UK insurance industry across motor, casualty, complex and specialty classes.
It manages more than £1bn worth of insurer claims and resolves in excess of 100,000 claims per annum.
Keoghs will form a new legal solutions arm within Davies. The firm’s chief executive, John Whittle, will continue to lead the business and will join Davies’ Group Executive Committee, reporting to Davies Group Chief Executive, Dan Saulter.
The deal is subject to customary regulatory approvals, and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2020.
Davies delivers operations, consulting and technology solutions across the risk and insurance value chain, including claims, underwriting, distribution, regulation, customer experience, human capital, transformation and change management.