UK supermarket and retailer Sainsbury’s Group has appointed eleven firms to its new legal panel, including Linklaters, Addleshaw Goddard, Dentons and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Oslwang.
City recruitment kept pace last week as a trio of firms made City hires, led by Baker McKenzie’s corporate hire from Clifford Chance, while Reed Smith made big plays in the US.
DWF has added 18% to its top line as the thrusting national operator gears up to become the largest UK law firm float yet.
DWF’s recent eye for international expansion has been extended to the US through an exclusive association with Los Angeles-based Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman (WSHB).
Marking the next stage in its growth from a two-office North West firm to a network of 12 offices across the UK and Ireland, DWF has today announced that it is opening an office in Dubai.
DWF is currently recruiting Brand Ambassadors to further the firm’s work on six universities campuses. The Ambassadors will be tasked with delivering the firm’s marketing campaigns and publicising graduate recruitment opportunities. DWF will providing training and direction to the Ambassadors to assist them in their roles, with the recruits also expected to demonstrate initiative and provide DWF with feedback on their work and its reach.
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DWF is a full-service firm able to boast of highly-regarded employment, private client and insurance litigation teams. The firm has cultivated a ‘strong brand identity’ and now has 12 offices across the UK and Ireland, while its first overseas office opened in Dubai in March 2015. In light of recent success, DWF was named Legal Innovator of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2015.
Gary MacDonald is a partner in the corporate and banking team at DWF LLP in Edinburgh
Corporate law involves advisory and transactional work for business organisations and for individuals with business interests. Corporate lawyers advise on a variety of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, stock market flotations and fundraisings, restructurings and reorganisations, investments and joint ventures.
Claire Bowler is head of the insurance sector and Sarah McKay is an associate solicitor in the professional indemnity and commercial insurance practice group at DWF LLP in London
Insurance is risk management: protection against financial losses from risks we run every day in personal life and business. Insurers provide financial compensation for the effects of misfortune to their policyholders (known as ‘insureds’). Insurance allows businesses to thrive and economies to grow. Without the safety net of an insurance policy being in place against the risk of goods in transit being damaged, a cyber security breach or a negligence claim brought against them by a third party, businesses would not transact on the same scale and with the same spread of people. Indeed, insurance touches each of us in our daily lives, be it for our car, home, holiday or while at work. A modern society simply could not function without the benefits and the safety net that insurance cover brings.
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