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DWF makes 35 senior promotions globally

21 January 2021
DWF, the global legal business, has announced 35 senior promotions across the business.  
The promotions include six new partners and 18 directors, along with six other senior promotions. There were also five promotions within the partnership structure, moving up a career level. 

Women represent 34 per cent of the senior promotions this year, including four of the six new partners. A further 121 people were promoted across DWF's remaining career levels. 

Partner promotions at DWF in 2020:

  • Neil Irving (Professional Indemnity & Commercial) – Partner, Manchester
  • Charlotte Kelly (Professional Indemnity & Commercial) – Partner, Bristol
  • Colin Murray* (Corporate Services) – Partner, Manchester 
  • Dominic Watkins* (Litigation) – Partner, London 
  • Paul Holmes* (Motor Fraud RL & IHT) – Partner, Leeds 
  • Jewels Chamberlain (Motor Fraud RL & IHT) – Partner, Liverpool 
  • Luca Cuomo* (Corporate/M&A) – Partner, Milan
  • Edwards Andrew* (Real Estate) – Partner, London 
  • Rachel Lawler (Real Estate) – Partner, Manchester 
  • Helen Balliger (Real Estate) – Partner, Leeds 
  • David McNeice (Real Estate) – Partner, Belfast

*Promotion within the partnership structure

Other senior promotions in 2020: 

  • Edward Cleary (Cat PI) - Director, Manchester 
  • Carrie Pearson (Fraud) – Director, Leeds 
  • Malcolm Rogers (Professional Indemnity Regional) – Director, Leeds 
  • Petros Olymbios (Professional Indemnity) – Director, London 
  • Tom Mungovan (Professional Indemnity) – Director, London 
  • Andrew  McConnell (Professional Indemnity) – Director, Glasgow 
  • Jennifer Burney (Banking and Finance) - Supervising Lawyer, Sydney 
  • Donnelly Sinead (Volume Litigation) – Director, Manchester 
  • Lyndsay Crowder-Barton (Complex Litigation) – Director, Liverpool 
  • Joshua Fineman (Complex Litigation) – Director, London 
  • Eleanor Cook (Banking & Commercial) – Director, Liverpool 
  • Alexander Szehidewicz (Banking & Commercial) – Director, London 
  • Jonathan Hall (Complex Litigation) – Director, Newcastle 
  • Lindsay King (Volume Litigation) – Director, Liverpool
  • Andrew Lightburn (Litigation) – Director, Belfast
  • Daniel Jordan (Cat PI) – Director, London 
  • Miłosz Tomasik (Environment) - Local partner, Warsaw 
  • Maciej Antoniak (Litigation) - Local partner, Warsaw 
  • Jan Markiewicz (Litigation) – Counsel, Warsaw 
  • Krzysztof Kropidłowski (Corporate) - Counsel, Warsaw 
  • Mark Tait (Real Estate North) – Director, Newcastle 
  • Ragene Raithatha (Real Estate South) – Director, Manchester 
  • Emma Walker (DWF Advocacy) – Barrister, London 
  • Mark Mulgrave, (Commercial Insurance) – Director, Manchester

Sir Nigel Knowles, CEO of DWF Group plc, said: "I would like to congratulate everyone who has been promoted, in the latest round and throughout the year.

"We are committed to continually developing and helping everyone at DWF to progress their careers. Across our business we have promoted 156 people in this financial year, which reflects the confidence we have in our potential to grow and help our clients."

The above data includes all promotions following our annual promotion cycle. This includes those promoted to director and partner as part of that process. 

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