Naomi Pryde: Electronic service in Scotland – a necessary response to COVID-19?

The way we operate as an economy has changed, but the business world has adapted and changed with it. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all businesses to re-evaluate how they operate on a global level. Many businesses have responded by increasing their capacity to operate remotely, through the enhanced use of technology, social media and telecommunications. For law firms, providing support to their clients in the challenging times ahead is paramount. In order to do so, changes in the practical operation of the service of court documents is needed in Scotland in order to support the future needs of our clients.

Published 26 March 2020

DWF's highest earner takes £1m profit share for first time

DWF's highest earner took home a profit share of £1 million for the period 2018/19, The Lawyer reports.

Published 7 February 2020

DWF sees corporate deal resilience despite economic headwinds

DWF advised on 68 corporate deals in the first half of the financial year, compared with 61 deals a year earlier, the firm has said.

Published 15 January 2020

DWF set to acquire Spanish firm as half-year results show 10 per cent jump in revenue

DWF Group plc is to acquire Spanish law firm Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD), it revealed, as it announced its first set of half-year results as a PLC.

Published 11 December 2019

DWF advises majority shareholders of Partick Thistle in sale to Three Black Cats Limited

DWF's Scottish corporate team have advised the majority shareholders of Partick Thistle Football Club Limited on the sale of around 55 per cent of the shares in Partick Thistle to Three Black Cats Limited, a company wholly owned by Partick Thistle fan and Euromillions winner, Colin Weir.

Published 29 November 2019

DWF advises Aliter Capital on acquisition of digital learning specialist

DWF's Scottish corporate team has advised the corporate training platform backed by private equity fund Aliter Capital on the acquisition of Sponge UK Limited. This is the twelfth deal DWF has supported Aliter with since it was founded in 2016.

Published 25 November 2019

McDonald Johnson Lawyers join DWF

McDonald Johnson Lawyers, a full service law firm based in Newcastle, Australia, has joined DWF, which has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The deal will see 16 people, including eight lawyers join DWF in Australia.

Published 19 November 2019

DWF advises cloud software business on £12m fundraise

International legal business DWF has advised cloud-based software business CloudCall Group plc on its latest £12 million fundraise.

Published 22 October 2019

DWF appoints senior insurance litigation Lynne Macfarlane as director

Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of senior insurance litigator Lynne Macfarlane as a director in its Scottish insurance practice.

Published 8 October 2019

DWF unveils plans to increase representation of women and ethnic minorities at the top

DWF has unveiled plans to increase the representation of women and ethnic minorities in senior leadership positions over the next three years.

Published 30 September 2019

DWF reports 15 per cent revenue growth in 'milestone year'

DWF Group plc, with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, saw revenue growth of 15 per cent in a "milestone year" which saw it become the largest listed full-service legal business on the London Stock Exchange.

Published 31 July 2019

Raft of promotions in DWF's Scottish teams

DWF, which has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, has announced a series of promotions across its Scottish teams.Jennifer Wright has been promoted to senior associate in the employment team; Andrew McConnell to senior associate in the professional indemnity team; Alan McDonald to senior associate within the commercial litigation team; Mikela Rochford, to associate in the banking team; Emma Frizzle to manager in DWF's real estate practice and Ilze Kucina who has been promoted to lead paralegal in the occupational health team.

Published 10 July 2019

DWF appointed to legal services framework for seven local authorities

DWF has secured an appointment to the legal services framework for seven local authorities across the north of Scotland.

Published 26 June 2019

Kevin McGlone joins DWF's expanding real estate team

DWF has appointed Kevin McGlone as a partner to its expanding real estate team in Scotland.

Published 5 June 2019

DWF Group plc expands to Poland with acquisition of US firm in Warsaw

DWF Group plc has acquired a Polish legal services business for £3 million.

Published 7 May 2019