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          DWF is a collective trading name for the global legal practice and multi-disciplinary commercial business comprising DWF Group plc (incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 11561594 and its registered office at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AG) and all of its subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings (as defined in the UK's Companies Act 2006, together the Group or DWF) of which, the entities that practise law, are separate and distinct law firms.

          DWF Group plc's ordinary shares are admitted to the premium segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange plc. 

          DWF maintains professional indemnity insurance which covers all members of the DWF Group from time to time, including (without limitation) DWF LLP and DWF Law LLP and each of their subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings, for acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur. Further details can be obtained from the Director of Risk Management & Excellence, deborah.abraham@dwf.lawor the Head of Risk Management, greg.morris@dwf.law

          DWF's lawyers are subject to regulation by the relevant regulatory body in the jurisdiction in which they are qualified and/or in which they practise.

          Responsibility for the provision of services to clients is defined in engagement terms entered into between clients and the relevant DWF entity. No DWF entity is responsible for the acts or omissions of, nor has any authority to obligate or otherwise bind, any other DWF entity, save as otherwise expressly agreed in writing.

          Communications with us may be monitored or recorded to assist in the improvement of our services.

          We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

          In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case or matter to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. If you would like to make a formal complaint about our services provided in England and Wales, then you can read our full complaints procedure here. If you would like to make a formal complaint about our services provided in any location outside England and Wales, please click here. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case or matter.

          "DWF" is a registered trademark in the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates. All rights reserved.

          DWF currently has 27 offices across 14 jurisdictions and 4 continents.  Please click on the links below for the relevant legal information you require:

          DWF Law LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC423384.  DWF Law LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as an Alternative Business Structure.  The rules of the SRA are available at www.sra.org.uk/handbook/.  The term 'Partner' is used to refer to a Member of DWF Law LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications.  A list of Members of DWF Law LLP and of Non-Members who are designated as Partners is open to inspection at its registered office located at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.  DWF Law LLP is listed on the Financial Services Register as an Exempt Professional Firm, able to carry out certain insurance mediation activities (regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority).   DWF Law LLP is registered with the UK's Information Commissioner's Office, registration number ZA495689.

          Resolution Law is a trading name for the specialist claims division of DWF Law LLP.  The services offered by DWF Law LLP's Resolution Law division are separate from those offered by the Solicitors Family Law Association, trading as Resolution: "first for family law".

          DWF LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC328794.  DWF LLP is recognised as both an Incorporated Practice and a Multi-National Practice by The Law Society of Scotland (registered number 43186). The term 'Partner' is used to refer to a Member of DWF LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications.  A list of Members of DWF LLP and of Non-Members who are designated as Partners is open to inspection at its registered office located at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.   DWF LLP is licensed by The Law Society of Scotland to carry on Incidental Financial Business under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Society's Practice Rule C2: Incidental Financial Business. DWF LLP is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. However, it is included on the Financial Services Register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Exempt Professional Firm so that it can carry on
          insurance mediation activity, which is broadly advising on, selling and the administration of insurance contracts.
          DWF LLP is registered with the UK's Information Commissioner's Office, registration number Z7429196.

          Read the DWF LLP Tax Strategy >

          DWF (TG) Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 10568838 and its registered office at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.  It provides non-regulated multi-disciplinary services.

          DWF (Northern Ireland) LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Northern Ireland with registered number NC1393 and its registered office at 42 Queen Street, Belfast, Antrim, BT1 6HL.  It is regulated by The Law Society of Northern Ireland. 

          DWF Adjusting Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered company number 10586114 and its registered office at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.  It is a non-regulated business providing technical and loss adjusting services.  Its Loss Adjusters are members of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters.  They, and its other Consultants, hold recognised professional qualifications.  Further details are available on request.

          DWF Advocacy Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered company number 10780559 and its registered office at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.  It provides advocacy services which include rights of audience in the courts of England and Wales.  DWF Advocacy Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as an Alternative Business Structure.  The SRA rules are available at www.sra.org.uk/handbook/.

          DWF Claims Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered company number 10586109 and its registered office at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.  It provides non-regulated multi-disciplinary commercial claims services, acting as a third party administrator.

          DWF Costs Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered company number 10754856 and its registered office at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.  It provides legal costs services before and during litigation proceedings which includes rights of audience in the courts of England and Wales.  DWF Costs Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as an Alternative Business Structure.  The rules of the SRA are available at www.sra.org.uk/handbook/.

          DWF Forensic Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered company number 10749670 and its registered office at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.  It provides non-regulated forensic accounting and investigatory services.  Its Accountants hold recognised professional qualifications, further details are available on request.

          DWF Ventures Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered company number 10749685 and its registered office at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.  It is a non-regulated research and development business.

          DWF 360 Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 03556829 and its registered office at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA. It is a provider of computer software and consultancy implementation and support services across multiple business sectors.

          DWF Resource Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered company number 11271111 and its registered office at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.  It provides non-regulated flexible resourcing solutions.

          DWF Company Secretarial Services Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registered company number 04176234 and its registered office at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA. It provides a full range of company secretarial support services, from routine compliance to more complex corporate governance based matters.    

          DWF is a general partnership established under the laws of the Republic of Ireland.  It is regulated by the Law Society of Ireland and its principal place of business is 5 George's Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1. 

          DWF (France) AARPI (Avocats au Barreau de Paris) is a French law professional partnership with limited liability whose lawyers are regulated by the Paris Bar and its principal place of business is 137-139 rue de I'Université, 75007, Paris, France, with VAT number FR60825138373.

          DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is a limited company incorporated in Germany and registered with the Court of Cologne with commercial registration number HRB 68568. VAT identification number DE270396993.  All lawyers working for DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH are members of the respective regional Bar Association responsible for their admission.  Information pursuant to section 5 Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) relevant to DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH can be found here.

          DWF (Italy) is operated via an Italian branch office of DWF LLP (a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC328794) with VAT Number/Fiscal Code 10059890961 and in association with a separate partnership, DWF LLP - Studio Legale Associato, with VAT Number/Fiscal code is 10068380962, both located at Via dei Bossi 6, Milano, Italy.  Both the Italian branch office and the Studio Legale Associato are insured by Aviva Insurance UK Limited under policy number P8098351DWF (Italy) comprises lawyers who are members of an Ordine degli Avvocati, regulated by the Consiglio Nazionale Forense as lawyers (avvocati), or foreign lawyers who are admitted in their home jurisdiction.  The rules of professional conduct of avvocati are available at Consiglio Nazionale Forense.  For information about disciplinary procedures which can be initiated by the bar council, upon the request of the Public Prosecutor appointed at the local Ordinary Courts or the local Court of Appeal, or upon the application of the individual concerned, please go to Bar Council (Milan): www.ordineavvocatimilano.it/ and National Council of Lawyers:  www.consiglionazionaleforense.it/A list of Members of DWF LLP and of Non-Members who are designated as Partners is open to inspection at 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA, its principal place of business and registered office.

          DWF Poland Jamka Spółka Komandytowa, trading as DWF Poland, is a limited partnership incorporated under the laws of Poland with its registered office located at Pl. Małachowskiego 2, 00-066 Warsaw, Poland.  DWF Poland is entered into the register of entrepreneurs of the National Court Register maintained by the District Court for the capital city of Warsaw in Warsaw, 12th Commercial Department of the National Court Register, under KRS no 0000349432.  Tax Identification Number 527-262-16-64.

          DWF operates in Brussels through a branch office of DWF LLP located at Avenue Louise 523, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.  DWF LLP's branch office in Brussels is registered with the registre des personnes morales/rechtspersonenregister in Brussels under number: Ent./TVA BE 0637.832.705.

          DWF Claims (France) SAS is a French société par actions simplifiée (simplified limited company) registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Registry under number 849 162 771 whose registered office is situated at 137-139 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris, France. It provides non-regulated multi-disciplinary claims services, acting as third party administrator.

          DWF Claims (Ireland) Limited is a limited company specialising in the management of commercial lines insurance claims for UK and Ireland Insurers and the Lloyd’s market.  It is incorporated in the Republic of Ireland with registered number 517009 and its registered office at 5 George's Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1.

          Legal services are provided in Turkey through DWF's exclusive association with Özkan & Gürden Attorney Partnership, which is a member of the DWF Strategic Delivery Group. Özkan & Gürden Attorney Partnership, is a professional partnership and member firm of Bridge Alliance e.V, an international alliance of law firms. Its principal place of business is Spring Giz Plaza Meydan Sok. No:31 Maslak 34398 Istanbul. It is owned and managed by its own partners and not by any DWF entities. DWF does not itself have a presence in Turkey and does not advise on or practice Turkish law.
           

          DWF (Middle East) LLP is a limited liability partnership incorporated within the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) with its principal place of business at Office 901 & 904, Level 9 Tower 2, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, PO Box 507104, Dubai UAE.  DWF (Middle East) LLP is licensed by the DIFC with licence number CL 1746 and also registered with the Registrar of Companies (registration number 1746) and the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department as registered Legal Consultants.  The term Partner is used to refer to an employee or consultant of DWF (Middle East) LLP with equivalent standing and qualifications.

          DWF operates in the State of Qatar (Qatar) through a branch office of DWF LLP (DWF's Qatar Branch) which is located at Office 01D04, Mezzanine Floor, Tornado Tower, PO Box 9417, Doha, Qatar. DWF's Qatar Branch is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority to provide professional legal services under QFC licence No. 00475.  The term Partner is used to refer to an employee or consultant of DWF LLP's branch office in Qatar with equivalent standing and qualifications. Lawyers based in Qatar who are qualified in other jurisdictions may be subject to regulation by the relevant regulatory body in their place of admission.

          Legal services are provided in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through DWF's exclusive association with Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm, which is a member of the DWF Strategic Delivery Group. Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm is a professional partnership whose principal place of business is Sabah Centre, Prince Sultan Street, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  It is owned and managed by its own members, partners or other principals and not by any DWF entities.   DWF does not itself have a presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

          DWF Claims (USA) LLC is a limited liability company specialising in insurance claims administration and risk management services for professional liability insurers.  It is incorporated in Illinois with registered company number 03436748, with its principal place of business located at 740 Waukegan Road, Suite 340, Deerfield, Illinois, USA 60015.  It is also authorised to do business in Nevada, number E0116342012-7 and in New York, number 42764.

          DWF Claims (Canada) Limited is a limited company specialising in insurance claims administration and risk management services for insurers.  It is incorporated in Toronto, Canada with registered company number 002428500, with its principal place of business located at 11 Queen Street East, Suite 450, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C 1S2.  "Vueity" is a trading names of DWF Claims (Canada) Limited.

          DWF Adjusting (Canada) Limited specialises in claims management and claims adjusting.  It is incorporated in Ontario, Canada (corporation number: 2637039).  Its principal place of business is at 111 Queen Street East, Suite 450, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C 1S2.  "DWF Adjusting" is a registered business name in Ontario (Ontario business identification number: 280605932). 

          Legal services are provided in the USA and Canada through DWF's exclusive association with Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, which is a limited liability partnership and a member of the DWF Strategic Delivery Group.  Its corporate headquarters are located at 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, 18th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024.  It is owned and managed by its own partners/members and not by any DWF entities. DWF does not itself have a legal services presence in the USA or Canada and does not advise on or practice US or Canadian law. 

          Legal services are provided in Argentina through DWF's non-exclusive association with Vagedes & Asociados, which is a member of the DWF Strategic Delivery Group. Vagedes & Asociados is a professional partnership whose principal place of business is Av. Córdoba 487, Piso 6 K, C1054AAD, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is owned and managed by its own partners and not by any DWF entities. DWF does not itself have a presence in the Argentina and does not advise on or practice Argentine law. 

          Legal services are provided in Panama through DWF's non-exclusive association with Fabrega Molino, which is a member of the DWF Strategic Delivery Group. Fabrega Molino is a professional partnership whose principal place of business is BMW Plaza, 9th Floor, 50 St. P.O Box: 0816-00744, Panama, Rep. of Panama.  It is owned and managed by its own members, partners or other principals and not by any DWF entities.   DWF does not itself have a presence in the Panama and does not advise on or practice Panamanian law. 

           

          Legal services are provided in Colombia through DWF's non-exclusive association with Duarte Garcia Abogados, which is a Simplified Stock Corporation and a member of the DWF Strategic Delivery Group. Its principal place of business is Carrera 7 No. 74-21, Piso 6 - Ofc 602, Bogotá, Colombia. It is owned and managed by its own partners and not by any DWF entities.  DWF does not itself have a legal presence in Colombia and does not advise on or practice Colombian law. 

          DWF (Australia) is a registered business name of DWF Law Australia Pty Limited ABN 48 630 454 134, a proprietary limited company with its registered office at Level 36, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.  Legal practitioners employed by DWF Law Australia Pty Limited ABN 48 630 454 134 are members of the scheme.  DWF Law Australia Pty Limited ABN 48 630 454 134 is authorised and regulated by the Queensland Legal Services Commission, the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner, the Queensland Law Society and the Law Society of New South Wales.  

          DWF operates in Singapore through its branch office, DWF LLP (Singapore Branch) (trading as DWF) which is located at 9 Raffles Place, Level 58 Republic Plaza, Singapore 048619.  DWF LLP (Singapore Branch) is licensed by the Ministry of Law Singapore as a Foreign Law Practice with licence number LSRA/FLP/2017/00002.  DWF LLP (Singapore Branch) is also registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority Singapore with registration number T17FC0062E.

          DWF Claims (Australia) Pty Limited is a company limited by shares specialising in the management of commercial lines insurance claims.  It is incorporated in Victoria, Australia with registered company number ABN 99 115 743 961, with its registered office located at Level 4, 48 Hunter Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia. "DWF Claims", "Vueity" and "DWF Caveo" are all registered business names of DWF Claims (Australia) Pty Limited.

          DWF Compliance (Singapore) Pte Ltd is a private company limited by shares providing compliance, regulatory and governance advisory solutions to organisations and private clients.  DWF Compliance (Singapore) Pte Ltd is registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority Singapore with unique entity number 201815901N.  Its registered office address is at 9 Raffles Place, Level 58 Republic Plaza, Singapore 048619.