We have one of the strongest litigation teams in the UK with over 270 dedicated professionals helping clients resolve difficult situations at any time.
When disputes arise, we will fight for you with tenacity to achieve the optimum outcome. When you need urgent assistance we will act decisively and with speed. Where a more strategic approach or lighter touch is required, we will devise pragmatic and thoughtful solutions.
We will actively look to share the risk of litigation and work on contingent fee arrangements including conditional fee (CFAs) and damages based agreements (DBAs).
Our capability spans all aspects of business life. We can handle all kinds of issues from the largest and most critical to the more modest. We frequently advise on risk management and dispute avoidance strategies. Working in conjunction with our colleagues in our overseas offices (Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, the Middle East and Singapore) and best friends in other jurisdictions we are also able to deal with issues which have an international element.
We are known for our expertise and practical approach. Whatever the engagement, our focus is always to understand our client's objectives, give clear advice, work to budgets and achieve the best commercial outcome. We do this by:
Whatever the issues you face, our approach will always be commercial and practical. We pride ourselves on understanding your needs so that we can provide innovative solutions in an energetic and decisive manner.
"They have always been very responsive and understanding of our position"
"A very solid, reliable team"
"The team actively guided us through a completely new process and its advice was extremely conscientious and detailed"
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"Highly practical and commercial"
"Good response times and clear advice"
"Take the time to get to know the client’s business"
The Court of Appeal has concluded that software supplied electronically and not on any tangible medium did not constitute "goods" within the meaning of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.
DWF's Manchester Commercial Litigation team was named Litigation Team of the Year at last night's Manchester Legal Awards.
The English Court of Appeal has rejected a £34.5m warranty claim because the claimant party failed to comply with the procedural requirements specified in the share purchase agreement.
A recent decision of the Dubai-DIFC Judicial Tribunal appears to throw a lifeline to the DIFC Courts in their role as a conduit jurisdiction. Gordon Blanke continues his articles on arbitration with this recent contribution for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
A recent Irish High Court appeal illustrates the difficulties faced by retailers in trying to defend defamation actions in Ireland but also gives guidance on how to over come those difficulties. We look at the lessons to be learned from the case of McNamara –v- Dunnes Stores (Parkway) Limited.
In a decision likely to have wide ramifications, the Information Commissioner has fined Gloucester City Council £100,000 for a data breach that occurred as a result of the Council failing to apply an update to its IT Software.
International legal business DWF has won the Dispute Resolution and Litigation Award at this year's Liverpool Legal Awards.
A discussion of the responses received to the Corporate Insolvency Framework review.