DWF to acquire niche insurance law firm Fox Hartley

Wayne Lawrence

DWF is to acquire niche law firm Fox Hartley to strengthen its insurance, litigation and product liability capability.

Fox Hartley, which has 16 people including three partners, has significant experience in delivering specialist litigation and alternative dispute resolution services for major insurer and manufacturer clients, including a number of shared clients with DWF.

The firm acts for UK and global insurers, in relation to catastrophic injury, aviation claims, property damage, business interruption, policy wording disputes and the development of new products.

DWF will also benefit from Fox Hartley’s close links to French, German, Japanese and Swedish insurance markets.

Wayne Lawrence, executive partner of DWF’s Edinburgh office, said: “Fox Hartley has excellent litigation and insurance specialists with niche expertise that will complement our existing teams and sector expertise and help us secure new clients. This merger presents significant advantages and opportunities for both firms, our people and our clients.”

Dr Trevor Fox, managing partner of Fox Hartley, added: “This merger gives us the scale, geographic reach and resources to support our growing client base, and DWF’s innovative approach to client service makes the merger a strong cultural fit for our people and beneficial for our clients.”

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