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DWF adds 20 to Belfast team

07 December 2023

The growth of DWF's Belfast office continues with the appointment of Andrew Newell, Anne Kelly, Paula Breen, Shauna Lee Warwick and Sarah Bissett as newly qualified solicitors joining the market leading insurance, dispute resolution and construction teams. 

In addition, DWF has also recently recruited a further 15 legal professionals to its Belfast office. The new positions, which range from trainee to director level include the appointment of Katrina Gray as director and Angela Crawford as an associate in the CAT PI Insurance team, Rebecca Walker as a senior associate in Dispute Resolution, and Aoife Reidy, Daniel Clarke and Josh Hunter as solicitors. 

The new hires will supplement DWF’s key sector and practice area teams including Real Estate, Insurance, Corporate, Employment, Construction, Dispute Resolution and Finance and Restructuring.

Continuing the support for the next generation of legal talent, DWF has also recruited nine new trainee solicitors.

Commenting on the new additions, Julie Galbraith, executive partner of DWF in Belfast said: “I am delighted that Andrew and Anne have successfully completed their training contracts with us and that Paula, Shauna Lee and Sarah will join them as newly qualified solicitors. They are starting their legal careers with us at an exciting time of growth for the team and we have been delighted to welcome a number of new colleagues. The continued investment in our Belfast team builds on our strong heritage of legal excellence as we continue to evolve and innovate at pace.

"Our teams play a crucial role in delivering legal advice with commercial intelligence across a range of sectors to our local business community and inward investors and we have seen demand for our specialisms continue to grow."

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