DWF enters Brum market with Shoosmiths hire

DWF is launching an office in Birmingham with Shoosmiths’ head of asset finance.

The new office will expand the firm’s asset finance practice as well as its lender services team. Partner Joanne Davis will launch the new office, joining from Shoosmiths, where she is head of asset finance.

As well as developing the firm’s asset finance and regulatory practices, Davis will join its lender services team.

In a statement, managing partner Andrew Leaitherland said: “Birmingham’s long since been a strategic target for the firm to ensure we’re based exactly where our clients need us.

“The city also has a great talent pool of lawyers, many with the expertise and knowledge of the market sectors in which we specialise and aim to develop in the future.”

DWF has offices in Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Preston.