Agog on the Tyne

The town’s favourite daughter might have flown the coop recently, but any Geordies regretting the loss of Cheryl Cole-Tweedy from these shores can delight in the arrival in Newcastle of DWF.

Dickinson Dees man about Toon John Flynn is the partner charged with growing DWF’s small but perfectly formed pensions-based offering into an all-singing, all-dancing full-service office (see story).

Flynn left Dickinson Dees – a firm as synonymous with Newcastle as black and white stripes and Jimmy Nail’s nose – after three decades, meaning he can almost remember the last time the football team won anything.

As for DWF, managing partner Andrew Leaitherland has made no secret of his desire to add more locations to the firm’s portfolio of regional offices, having previously looked at opportunities in Bristol and Birmingham.

In the end, he plumped for Geordieland. “The Tyne was right,” Leaitherland may well have told The Lawyer.


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