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UK 2023
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Firm Details:
Email:
[email protected]
Website: www . dwfgroup.com
Tel: 0333 320 2220

The Firm:
DWF is a listed legal business with an award-winning reputation for client service excellence, effective operational management and innovation. The company became the first main market premium listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. DWF has been named by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative legal businesses and has been independently recognised for its quality of legal advice, service delivery and responsiveness.

DWF’s strategy is to offer clients an integrated legal management approach through three streamlined and efficient global divisions of Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services.

Legal Advisory is DWF’s traditional law firm arm. The division provides commercial intelligence and deep sectoral experience to deliver premium legal advice to clients.

Mindcrest is an established and well-known brand that provides outsourced and process-led legal services through which DWF standardises, systematises, scales, and optimises legal work.

Connected Services is DWF’s collection of products and business services that enhance the Group’s legal offerings. The division complements the Legal Advisory and Mindcrest teams through the provision of non-legal services such as claims management, costs and regulatory consulting.

Together, the three divisions support DWF’s single Integrated Legal Management approach through which DWF seamlessly combines any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions to its clients with efficiency, price certainty and transparency. This approach enables DWF to offer solutions that combine traditional law firm services with new, modern legal and business services relevant to today’s companies, and the challenges and opportunities they face.

DWF employs over 4,000 people across 30 key locations and has steadily grown its international presence in response to client demand.

In 2019 and 2020, DWF expanded its international footprint by opening a new office in Warsaw, Poland and acquired Mindcrest Inc. to establish offices in Chicago and New York, USA, and Pune, India. DWF also acquired RCD in Spain and now has offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, Spain as part of its strategic growth plans.

DWF was the first UK legal business to achieve the ‘Disability Confident’ accreditation, which highlights the firm as an inclusive recruiter of disabled talent, and is a Top 30 Employer for Working Families. The business also has its own charitable enterprise, the DWF Foundation, a registered charity aimed at providing funds and support to local charities and programmes focused on education, employability, health and wellbeing and homelessness.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Qatar, Poland, Spain, UAE, USA

*USA, *Colombia, *Panama, *Argentina, *Turkey, *South Africa

* Associations 

Chairman: Jonathan Bloomer

Managing Partner and DWF Group CEO: Sir Nigel Knowles

Number of UK partners: c. 230

Number of qualified lawyers in the UK: c. 905

PRACTICE AREA CONTACTS 

Legal Advisory: Paul Rimmer

Mindcrest: Mark Qualter

Connected Services: Jason Ford

Public Sector: Jonathan Branton

Energy: Slava Kiryushin

Financial Services: Martin Pugsley

Retail, Food & Hospitality: Dominic Watkins

Technology: Stewart Room

Transport: Jonathan Moss

Insurance: Claire Bowler

Real Estate: Melanie Williams

UK OFFICES 

Belfast: 42 Queen Street, BT1 6HL

Tel: 028 9023 0230 Fax: 028 9024 4644

Birmingham: One Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, B4 6GA

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Bristol: 120 Redcliff Street, BS1 6HU

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Edinburgh: No. 2 Lochrin Square, 96 Fountainbridge, EH3 9QA

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Glasgow: 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3HD

Tel: 0141 228 8000 Fax: 0141 228 8310

Leeds: Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, LS11 5DY

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Liverpool: 5 St Paul’s Square, Old Hall Street, L3 9AE

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

London: 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 3AG

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Manchester: 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, M3 3AA

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Newcastle: Central Square South, Orchard Street, NE1 3AZ

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Southampton: Network Eagle Lab, Portland Terrace, Southampton, SO14 7SJ

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Ranked Offices

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UK - Head office
UK
  • Belfast
    Jefferson House, 42 Queen Street, Belfast, County Antrim, UK, BT1 6H
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    Birmingham
    One Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, B4 6GA
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    Bristol
    Redcliff Quay, 120 Redcliff Street, Bristol, Bristol, UK, BS1 6HU
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    Edinburgh
    No 2 Lochrin Square, 96 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK, EH3 9QA
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    Glasgow
    103 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK, G2 7BW
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    Leeds
    Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK, LS11 5DY
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    Liverpool
    5 St Paul's Square, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK, L3 9AE
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    London
    20 Fenchurch Street, London, Greater London, UK, EC3M 3AG
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    London
    Capital House, 85 King William Street, London, Greater London, UK, EC4N 7BL
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    Newcastle upon Tyne
    2nd Floor, Central Square South, Orchard St, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, UK, NE1 3AZ
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DWF rankings

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London (Firms)
Banking & Finance: Lenders: Lower Mid-Market
1 Department
Department
2
Banking & Finance: Lenders: Lower Mid-Market
2
Band 2
Employment: Employer
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
4
Helga Breen
4
Band 4
Financial Crime: Corporates
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
4
Euros Jones
4
Band 4
4
Richard Burger
4
Band 4
Financial Crime: Individuals
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
4
Euros Jones
4
Band 4
Professional Negligence
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
3
Professional Negligence
3
Band 3
Lawyers
2
John Bennett
2
Band 2
Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction
1 Department
Department
3
Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction
3
Band 3
Real Estate: £10-50 million
1 Department
Department
4
Real Estate: £10-50 million
4
Band 4
Midlands
Environment
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
2
David Egan
2
Band 2
Professional Negligence: Mainly Defendant
1 Department
Department
3
Professional Negligence: Mainly Defendant
3
Band 3
Tax
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
2
Jonathan Stevens
2
Band 2
North East
Real Estate
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
2
Real Estate
2
Band 2
Lawyers
1
Adam Heather
1
Band 1
3
Lee Pickett
3
Band 3
3
Richard Lomax
3
Band 3
U
Mark Tait
U
Up and Coming
North East & Yorkshire
Professional Negligence: Mainly Defendant
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
3
Professional Negligence: Mainly Defendant
3
Band 3
Lawyers
3
Matthew Reynolds
3
Band 3
Social Housing
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
3
Lee Pickett
3
Band 3
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