DWF announces the promotion of 35 employees

Legal Business DWF announces the promotion of 35 of its best employees, including the appointment of six new partners and fourteen new associates. This is also fantastic for the firms diversity and inclusion policy as roughly half of those appointed were from an under-represented group, such as the promotion of twelve women into senior roles.

Commercial litigations specialist Darren Kenny and Head of Consumer Credit and Asset Finance Sector Julia Williams, who were directors at the firm, were both promoted to partners. Plus, Joanna Hamilton, Lee Pickett, Luke Hopkins and Paul Mason were also promoted to partner from senior associate positions in the firm’s national real estate practice.

Those promoted to associate are Alicia Renshaw in banking; Ben Griffin, Costas Nicolaou and Daniel Cotton in Litigation; Charlotte Chadwick, Nick Wallace and Pandora Lougheed in real estate’ Mark Mulgrave in commercial; Reena Buggal in occupational health and casualty; Sarah Mir and Hannah Fitzgerald in personal injury; Alexandra Cartwright and Tom Mungoyan in professional indemnity; Carrie Pearson in insurance fraud and Sarah Faroogi, Barrister and Mediator in the Advocacy team.

Ten employees of DWF have also been promoted to director-level, equivalent to partner at DWF. These employees were David Hulbert, Gareth Curtis, Helena Davies, Martyn Kolankiewicz, Tom Maxwell, Matt Lynch, Carline Sanders, Greg Dawson, James Allen and Jon Hyde. Ryan Jurgelis-Hinnells has also been promoted to manager, the firm’s associate-equivalent. The remaining three promotions are within the partnership.

Andrew Leaitherland, Managing Partner and CEO at DWF, commented: “Each of these individuals has been instrumental in driving DWF forward, not only in terms of their particular legal expertise but also the quality of service they deliver to our clients and positive impact they have on their colleagues. All of those promoted this year exemplify our values and are very much the future of DWF, so I’m pleased that we can recognise and reward their commitment to us and look forward to supporting each of them in the next phase of their careers.”

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