Having started out in 1977 as an insurance litigation practice, DWF, once known as Davies Wallis Foyster, has gone through aggressive growth since the turn of the century. Originally a Liverpool and Manchester firm, it now has 30 offices across the world including 11 in the UK. Perhaps in an attempt to shake off its […]


DWF, merger mania and culture shocks

Wannabe lawyers work hard to secure their traineeships. What happens when the firm they’ve joined changes beyond recognition? When law firms merge, two assurances are always trotted out. The first is that the merger will enable the combining firms to better service their valued clients. The second is that the two firms’ cultures were very similar […]

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Andrew Leaitherland: still aspiring to the top 20

Having invested £17m on expansion and added £44.9m to the firm’s top line in doing so, DWF managing partner Andrew Leaitherland is now focused on recovering the firm’s profitability through successful integration. At the moment DWF’s profit margin is barely above the 11 per cent it was in 2008, when it was turning over £66m. […]

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