Managing Partner Andrew Leaitherland
Number of UK partners and directors 358
The Firm Described by market commentators as “blazing a trail”, DWF is one of the UK’s largest law firms and has an award-winning reputation for client service excellence and effective operational management.
Independently ranked 1st of all top 20 law firms for the quality of its legal advice and joint 1st of all national law firms for its service delivery and responsiveness, DWF has recently been named ‘Best Managed National Firm’ at the Managing Partners’ Forum Awards for Management Excellence 2014, which recognise management excellence in professional services firms across Europe.
Employing over 2,500 people across 12 locations in the UK & Ireland, the firm has core strengths in corporate & banking, insurance, litigation and real estate, and in-depth industry expertise in six chosen sectors including central & local government; energy & industrials; financial services; retail, food & hospitality; technology; and transport.
DWF is focused on delivering client service excellence to all of its clients, which include major household names and FTSE-listed companies such as adidas, Barclays, De Vere Group, Greene King, Leeds City Council, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Whitbread and Virgin Trains.
What Others Say About DWF: Won ‘Best Managed National Firm’ and ‘Best Financial Management’ (Managing Partners’ Forum Awards for Management Excellence 2014); Andrew Leaitherland won ‘Management Partner of the Year’ (Legal Business Awards 2014); Independently ranked 1st of all top 20 law firms for the quality of its legal advice and joint 1st of all national law firms for its service delivery and responsiveness (Legal Week Client Satisfaction Survey 2013); and won ‘Best Major Project’ for DWF’s merger with Cobbetts (Lawyer Management Awards 2013).
Offices Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Preston.
- Central & Local Government Jonathan Branton
- Energy & Industrials Andrew Symms
- Financial Services Andrew Gregory
- Retail, Food & Hospitality Hilary Ross
- Technology Tim Leeson and Andrew Whalley
- Transport Jonathan Moss
- Corporate & Banking Alasdair Peacock
- Insurance Paul Berry
- Litigation Graham Dagnall
- Real Estate Nic Crocker
- 1 Scott Place,
- 2 Hardman Street,
- M3 3AA
- Tel (0161) 603 5000
- Fax (0161) 603 5050