DWF

Who we are 

DWF LLP is an award-winning legal business with core strengths in corporate & banking, insurance and litigation, and in-depth industry expertise in several chosen sectors including central & local government; energy & industrials; financial services; real estate; retail, food & hospitality; technology and transport. We have over 2,200 people across 16 locations in the UK & Ireland, Germany, Dubai and Brussels, most recently opening offices in Munich and Cologne as part of our client-led international expansion. Read more here. 

Career and talent development 

We encourage all our people to aim higher and to embark on a career path grounded in improvement and innovation. That’s why we set up The DWF Academy – a learning and development initiative designed to enhance and support the career and personal development of our people. Launched in 2014, the academy provides a framework for learning and development for everyone within DWF. Read more here.

Corporate social responsibility 

Our aim is to embed CSR into the way we do business, based on our fundamental belief that our values matter. They protect our business whilst creating competitive advantage and enable us to attract and retain the best people. To approach CSR in this way helps differentiate our brand to clients, goes a long way towards building stronger long-lasting relationships and is key to driving our business forward in a responsible and sustainable way. Read more here.

Diversity and inclusion 

Diversity and inclusion are integral to our values and culture. We recognise the benefits diversity brings and focus our efforts in a way that is responsive to the needs of all our people. Our approach is evidenced in the way we think and behave every day, treating everyone fairly, and with dignity and respect. It is shaped by our values and visible through the support we offer our people, our clients and our communities. Read more here.

Early careers

When you’re looking to start your career, it’s really important that you choose an employer that’s right for you. Some of that will be about the nature of the work, but a big part of your decision will be based on the company’s culture and how they do business. Find out more about starting your career with DWF here.

Our awards and accreditations

We are proud of what we have achieved and the international recognition we’ve received from both clients and industry peers. We have been praised for our delivery of client service excellence, legal expertise as well as our efficient operational management. Thanks to the hard work of our people, we have also received recognition and industry awards for our commitment to making DWF a vibrant, energetic, diverse and inclusive business. Read more here.

Our partnerships 

Our partnerships enable us to form strong relationships and work with like-minded businesses. Investing in maintaining these partnerships helps with our longer term competitive advantage, and makes us a better and more responsible business. It also provides for benchmarking opportunities, allowing us to measure our performance and remain knowledgeable about our industry. Read more here.

Our people 

Our people are our biggest asset and the values we share bring us together under a common framework. They enable us to recruit, retain and develop the highest quality people who are experts in their fields, which in turn will help us to achieve the superior performance needed to deliver our strategy and grow a sustainable business. Find out what it’s like to work us by reading what our past and present trainees have to say about their experiences at DWF. Read more here.

The DWF Foundation 

In December 2015, we launched our own charitable foundation with the sole aim of providing funds, resources and support to help our communities to achieve their full potential. The DWF Foundation has so far distributed £12,000 to local charities and raised over £49,000. The launch marked a significant step in our journey to develop a culture of contribution. It demonstrates that when we all work together we can make a significant, positive impact on our communities. Read more here.

The benefits of working for us

We recognise that to attract and retain the best people we need to think beyond salaries. We think about the employment experience as a whole and consider a number of different elements, such as pension, healthcare and additional holiday, which join together to form a total compensation and benefits package. Read more here.

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