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BT appoints DWF as strategic legal partner

23 July 2019
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The global legal business, DWF, has won a competitive tender process to become a strategic legal partner to BT, the global communications services company.  

With this initial five year contract, DWF will become a provider of insurance and real estate legal services to BT. A number of staff from BT’s in-house Claims and Corporate Property teams will transfer from BT to DWF in the fourth quarter of 2019.


DWF will use its Complex, Managed and Connected Services platforms to identify opportunities to drive further efficiencies in the delivery of BT's internal and external legal services.


Andrew Leaitherland, Group CEO of DWF, said: "We are proud to have been selected by BT as a strategic legal partner – this is great recognition for DWF's differentiated offering and our strategy of transforming legal services. It provides clear evidence that our compelling global offering of Complex, Managed and Connected Services is resonating with clients.


This contract win validates DWF’s approach to “Doing things Differently”, by providing a full-service offering combining complex advisory capabilities with volume driven and technology enabled legal solutions, complemented by non-legal connected services.


Sabine Chalmers, General Counsel, BT, said: "We are transforming and simplifying the way we work across BT – building strategic partnerships will play a big part in this.  Our partnership structure with DWF will ensure we continue to receive outstanding insurance and real estate legal services while those transferring to DWF are joining a fast-growing and innovative legal business."



For more information, please contact:

Nahidur Rahman, Senior PR Manager

Tel: +44 7851 796943

Email: nahidur.rahman@dwf.law

Alternatively, contact the DWF press office on press.office@dwf.law  


About DWF

DWF is a global legal business providing complex, managed and connected services, operating from 27 key locations with approximately 3,200 people. The Company became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. Pre-IPO, DWF recorded revenue of £236 million in the year ended 30 April 2018. For more information visit: www.dwf.law


About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services.  BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global Services and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2019, BT Group’s reported revenue was £23,428m with reported profit before taxation of £2,666m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit btplc.com

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