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Candidates for Cobbetts’ vacation scheme were not informed that their applications would not be considered for DWF’s scheme until four days before the DWF deadline.
DWF has acquired professional indemnity practice Fishburns as the North West firm continues to seek out another bolt-on in Scotland.
Manchester headquartered DWF and Scotland’s Biggart Baillie have confirmed that they will merge to create a near £120m firm.
Cobbetts went into administration at the High Court today (6 February) with the whole business immediately sold in a pre-pack deal to fellow Manchester firm DWF.
DWF has rescued ailing firm Cobbetts in a pre-pack deal confirmed by DWF’s managing partner Andrew Leaitherland in an email to staff earlier this afternoon.
The Cobbetts partners who transferred to DWF when the firm went into administration at the end of January (30 January 2012) are to be locked in for two years at the firm.
DWF’s rescue acquisition of troubled Manchester firm Cobbetts is now a done deal, and details of the merger are coming thick and fast.
Firm’s litigation practice to join Walker Morris while its debt recovery function seeks a new home.
DWF has confirmed it will honour all Cobbetts’ training contracts, both for those trainees already at the firm and those yet to start.
DWF is understood to be reviving tie-up talks with Cobbetts, after the latter filed notice to appoint administrators on Monday.
DWF has confirmed that it is cutting 38 roles from its support team, with a further 21 support staff still in consultation over their futures.
DWF has announced a tie-up with Midlands insurance firm Buller Jeffries two months after its talks with Cobbetts broke down.
North West firm DWF is set to merge with Newcastle firm Crutes, with the latter being incorporated into DWF on 1 January 2012.
DWF managing partner Andrew Leaitherland has said the firm is on the lookout for further growth in Scotland.
North West firm DWF and Manchester firm Cobbetts are understood to be close to finalising a merger that could go ahead as early as May, adding around £44m to DWF’s growing turnover.
Lawyers and market-watchers have been predicting a tidal wave of mid-market mergers among firms for close to a decade – and every year the market disappoints.
North West firm DWF has revealed a 14 per cent increase in half-year turnover, posting a revenue figure of £45m.
North West firm DWF has made six new appointments to its London insurance and retail teams with hires from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), K&L Gates, Plexus Law, Vizyard Wyeth and Zurich - the insurance provider.
North-west firm DWF has picked the College of Law to be the firm’s exclusive provider of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) from September 2011. DWF’s trainees will be given the flexibility to choose to study stage one of the LPC at any of its eight centres nationwide, whilst for stage two, they will gather together to study Commercial Law and Insurance Law at COL’s Manchester centre in a firm-specific group. David Blaquiere, partner and training principal at ...
North West firm DWF has announced a 17 per cent increase in average profit per equity partner (PEP) and a 15 per cent rise in turnover for the last financial year.