At DWF we’re known for being one of the strongest in the field, acting for over 30 major clearing banks, building societies, finance houses, leasing and motor companies, factors and invoice discounters as well as business in other sectors requiring asset finance and leasing advice.
Whether acting on contentious or non-contentious matters, our deep expertise sets us apart. We advise on all aspects of lending, security and litigation including consumer credit regulation, wholesale funding, aviation & marine matters, debt sale & purchase, asset & asset recovery, motor & consumer finance collection and recoveries, corporate recovery restructuring and insolvency, asset finance fraud and satisfactory quality dispute resolution.
Increasingly seen as the go to firm for advice on regulatory issues relating to the Financial Conduct Authority, we draw on this specialist work to advise businesses operating in other sectors, such as retail, on consumer credit issues as well as consumer terms.
With a specialist team, located across the UK, we combine extensive sector and legal knowledge with a practical, informative approach. Our clients tell us that our commitment to tailoring our service and prioritising swift, decisive advice and communication, establishes DWF as one of the leading teams in the market.
Compliance with the Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct (PD PAC) remains important for litigants. The delays that may otherwise be incurred whilst a matter is stayed or the sanctions that are applied may be substantial.
Being Creative and Innovative is the heart of what we do.
We run and attend conferences and events all the time so why not try and shake things up a little? We no longer want to just stand on stage and talk about all the things we can or should do. We want to show you, teach you and immerse you in the how... not just the why?
Could your business be liable for an unlimited fine? What you need to know about the new corporate offences relating to tax evasion. Taking no action is not an option.
This article examines the key proposals for how firms, not currently subject to the FCA's Senior Managers' regime, will be transitioned into it when it is extended to all firms.
The UK’s total consumer debt bill is close to £200bn and is growing at its fastest rate for 12 years. There are some troubling parallels with 2008 and what is happening in today’s credit-fueled car market.
The FCA’s recent consultation on staff remuneration and incentives should really come as no surprise to lenders, but its reach beyond regulated lending into sales practices in retailers and dealers, the success of whose businesses is down to the growth in retail finance, may cause shockwaves throughout that sector but should it come as any real surprise, even more so for those involved in collections?
Whilst there is considerable ongoing discussion and speculation about the impact of Brexit, much of this has been about the economic and political consequences of this historic event. How do we think consumer credit lenders might be affected?
We support you with legal and compliance know how, training and other commercial support including in house client secondments and a compliance audit offering.