DWF posts 12.5 per cent half-year fees hike

DWF has posted a 12.5 per cent rise in fee income at the half-year stage.DWF has posted a 12.5 per cent rise in fee income at the half-year stage.


DWF has posted a 12.5 per cent rise in fee income at the half-year stage.

The firm has brought in £28m over the six months compared with £24.5m for the same period last year.

A DWF spokesman said the firm is on track to post a revenue rise of 12 per cent for the full year, which should take its annual ­figure to £62m.

DWF managing partner Andrew Leaitherland said: “Although we’re expecting difficult trading conditions in the six months ahead, we believe we’re well placed to continue this level of growth for the immediate future. We’re on course to achieve our longer-term ambition to become a top 30 law firm by 2010.”

DWF’s litigation practice experienced the highest level of growth at 23 per cent. Private client was next with an increase of 21 per cent.