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DWF announces 29 senior promotions

10 February 2020
DWF | Global Network
DWF, the global legal business, has announced 29 senior promotions across the business. 

The promotions include seven new partners and 13 new directors across its global offices. The promotions also include nine promotions within the partnership structure, moving up a career level. Of the 29 senior promotions, 10 are women (34%).
Across the divisions, 16 senior promotions have been made in Commercial Services, seven in Insurance, and six in International.
In addition to these 29 senior promotions, DWF had a significant partner recruitment programme in the first half of its FY20 financial year, adding a net of 20 new partners.

Partner promotions at DWF in 2019:

  • Adam Heather* Real Estate (Newcastle)
  • Andrew Whalley* Commercial Litigation (Liverpool)
  • Catherine Haslam* Real Estate (Manchester)
  • Chris Noel, Private Capital (Manchester)
  • David Frankland* Real Estate (Manchester)
  • Edon Brynes, Energy (Dublin)
  • Geoff Stansfield* Real Estate (Glasgow)
  • Guy Rusling, Real Estate (Leeds)
  • Julie Galbraith* Real Estate (Belfast)
  • Lee Foulser, Commercial Insurance (Manchester)
  • Matteo Cerretti* Insurance (Milan)
  • Naveen Gupta* Real Estate (Manchester)
  • Oskar Waluśkiewicz, Energy (Warsaw)
  • Peter Barnes* Occupational Health & Casualty (Bristol)
  • Piotr Kunicki, Public Procurement/Infrastructure (Warsaw)
  • Stephen Cairns, Employment (Newcastle)

*Promotion within the partnership structure 

The business has promoted 13 people to director level, namely: 

  • Charlotte Kelly, Occupational Health & Casualty (Bristol)
  • Colin Bushell, Fraud (Manchester)
  • Dan Williams, Commercial Litigation (Manchester)
  • David McNeice, Construction (Belfast)
  • Emma Forrester, Commercial Litigation (Edinburgh)
  • Helen Thomas, Real Estate (Liverpool)
  • Jeff Gledhill, Recoveries (Leeds)
  • Jenny Crew, Banking (Leeds)
  • Katrina Boyd, Occupational Health & Casualty (London)
  • Mark Thompson, Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations (Leeds)
  • Michelle Knapp, Catastrophic Injury (London)
  • Sarah Stutchfield, Occupational Health & Casualty (Manchester)
  • Vicky Thomas, Corporate (Manchester)

The data includes all promotions up to and including 31 December 2019. This includes those promoted to director and partner in both of DWF's summer and winter promotions process.


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