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            Join DWF Resource - flexible legal services support delivered on-site and remotely.

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            You can change the way businesses use legal services. You can lead the way and do things differently. You can be part of one of the most exciting, innovative and pioneering teams of creative legal services professionals providing legal services consultancy expertise in a way that works for you.

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            Meet some of our freelance consultants

            Tom is a commercial contracts lawyer with over 15 years' experience of private practice and senior in house positions providing advice on all different types of B2B contracts. Tom's expertise spans the commercial and IP disciplines including supply, distribution, manufacturing, agency, IT and outsourcing agreements across a range of sectors including information technology, telecommunications, energy and outsourcing. Tom also has additional skills and experience in mentoring, training and project management.  

            Chloe joined DWF Resource in 2017 and is an employment lawyer experienced in defending employment tribunal claims for both public sector and private clients (local and central government, food and hospitality, communication/telecoms, and the NHS) at both preliminary and final hearings. Chloe's main areas of expertise include discrimination (including advising in complex grievance procedures), redundancy exercises, unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, TUPE transfers, negotiations with the trade unions, equal pay, drafting and advising on service agreements, contracts of employment and company handbooks.

            Dave is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and former Principal Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive. He supports businesses and organisations of all sizes in both the private and public sector by providing the following services; independent consultancy and advice; snapshot audits and inspections; independent investigations for companies and insurers; advice to ensure regulatory compliance; H&S coaching for employees and managers; assistance with HSE interventions and fee for intervention; regulatory support & expert witness.

            Mike is an experienced claims specialist and auditor having previously worked as Claims Manager at Markel International overseeing the National Markets claims operation in the UK and for the last six years in Europe and also Canada. Mike handled professional and management risk claims (professional indemnity, directors and officers and employment law practice) on a diverse book of business ranging from major construction companies, architects, engineers, surveyors, insurance brokers, accountants, financial advisers and miscellaneous risks through to universities, housing associations and charities and also employer liability, public liability, property and excess layer claims from the manufacturing, property owners, social welfare and excess motor sectors.

            Find out more about DWF Resource

            DWF Resource provides multi-disciplinary legal services teams across a range of legal services, including Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Professional Indemnity, Real Estate and Employment law, as well as business services such as Auditing, Forensic Accounting, Loss Adjusters, Claims Handlers, Project Managers and Business Analysts.

            As part of an award-winning, listed legal services business, our experts bring commercial insight and a collaborative approach across a range of sectors, including Insurance, Retail, Food, Hospitality and Financial Services. 

            Our consultants range from pure legal professionals to all types of freelance consultants, providing legal and business services support.

            Our approach is distinctively flexible and our work is varied. You could work on a short, long-term or project basis, as part of client in-house or interim teams or on stand-alone projects - on-site or off-site. Put simply, we can offer something for everyone, whatever your professional practice and way of working.

            1. DWF does things differently. We’ve won awards for our working culture and our commitment to innovation. We’re working hard to change the way businesses use legal services. The global legal services market is moving fast and we’re leading the way.
            2. DWF Resource is truly flexible. We offer our consultants a range of options, from long-term client contracts to short, punchy projects. You’ll work for clients from across the business sectors and collaborate with colleagues across the globe as well as working independently. You can work full-time or just occasionally. Most importantly you’ll be free to choose your work and the way in which you do it.
            3. DWF Resource offers freelance opportunities wherever you are. On-site with clients, based across the DWF network of locations or working from home. From Glasgow to London, from Newcastle to Bristol, we have legal and business services professionals working in locations that suit them.
            4. DWF Resource is integrated. We’re proud to be part of one of the most innovative legal services businesses in the marketplace today. It means you can draw upon broad and deep expertise across a range of business sectors and legal services disciplines. You might be freelance but that doesn’t mean you’re working alone.
            5. DWF Resource is exciting.  We want our consultants to be excited about their work and the impact they’re having on clients, colleagues and the wider business community. As a member of DWF Resource you’ll find a real sense of excitement and creativity - you can genuinely be part of our purpose to transform legal services.

            Testimonials

            The DWF Resource team bend over backwards to make freelancing easy for the freelancer. With buy in at partner level, working for DWF Resource has been seamless and I feel extremely well supported from a technological and personal perspective.
            – Ben Fairhurst
            In joining as an Accredited Consultant I have found DWF Resources highly effective and efficient, and also very approachable. Naomi Farley turned round a very short timescale, and was an excellent point of contact. I'm looking forward to working with DWF Resource, and would be happy to recommend them to others.
            – Robin Corbett
            I joined DWF on qualification, in 2010, as a solicitor in the CAT PI team in London (defence insurance litigator). I now continue that work as a consultant, from Tel Aviv, Israel, where I am based. I am also working with the Israel practice group, spending part of my time working on business development initiatives to build the DWF brand here in Israel.
            – Sophie Broch
            I have been a consultant with the regulatory team for nearly a year which has flown by. I have been a criminal defence solicitor for a long time and was looking for an opportunity to add another string to my bow. Working for DWF Resource allows me to keep my criminal work whilst at the same time working gaining great experience in to a new area of law for me. 
            – Steve Langton
            I have been providing HR consultancy services to DWF's clients for the past four years integrating and understanding the businesses I support from the inside. I always ensure that a well thought out step by step approach to all HR and employment related matters is taken, eliminating the risk of inadvertent breaches of statutory requirements.
            – Su Makin
            I worked as a consultant solicitor through DWF Resource for one of their clients for over 18 months. The support was fantastic and helped me to provide a first class service to their client.
            – Tom Westcott
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            FAQs

            What is DWF Resource?

            What is DWF Resource?


            DWF Resource is our flexible resourcing service, providing high quality legal services support when and how our clients and teams need it.

            How do I become a Resource consultant?

            How do I become a Resource consultant?


            Simply get in touch with the DWF Resource team who will take you through the process.

            How long does the process take?

            How long does the process take?


            If you are successful at interview then the team will take you through the on-boarding and accreditation process which can be done in a matter of days.

            What do I need to provide?

            What do I need to provide?


            If you are legally qualified we will require a copy of your practising certificate. In addition, we will require proof of your right to work in the UK.

            When will I get work?

            When will I get work?


            As and when suitable opportunities arise our team will be in touch to check your availability and interest.

            How will I get work?

            How will I get work?


            The Resource team will contact you directly regarding any work opportunities.

            How will I get paid?

            How will I get paid?


            You simply submit your invoice at the end of each month and the Resource team will arrange payment.

            Can I work for other clients / services?

            Can I work for other clients / services?


            Yes, this is not an exclusive arrangement.

            What hours can I work?

            What hours can I work?


            You can work as few or as many hours as you desire.

            Can I work from home?

            Can I work from home?


            Yes many of our consultants work from home.

            Does Resource pay for my Practising Certificate?

            Does Resource pay for my Practising Certificate?


            All consultants are responsible for the cost of their Practising Certificate.

            How am I insured?

            How am I insured?


            DWF Resource consultants will benefit from our Professional Indemnity insurance cover when completing placements for us.

            What is my contractual arrangement with Resource?

            What is my contractual arrangement with Resource?


            We contract with our consultants on a call on / call off basis. A consultancy agreement will formalise this arrangement.

            Will Resource provide me with a laptop and phone?

            Will Resource provide me with a laptop and phone?


            No, all consultants will be expected to use their own equipment.

            Will I have a DWF email account?

            Will I have a DWF email account?


            Yes an email account will be created for you and this will be activated whenever you complete a placement for us.

            Contact our DWF Resource Team

            Karen Ainscough

            Karen Ainscough

            Head of DWF Resource

            Nicola Evans | DWF

            Nicola Evans

            DWF Resource Team Leader

            Naomi Farley

            DWF Resource Coordinator

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