Who they are
DWF is a global legal business, supplying services not only to the global legal market but also providing complementary connected services to their clients. Their purpose is to transform legal services through their people for their clients using their three principal strategic objectives: understanding their clients, engaging their people and doing things differently.
Innovation is at the forefront of their strategy to provide a competitive and differentiated offering for their clients. They believe innovation will enable them to become the go-to partner for outsourced legal and connected services. Technology plays an important role across all their operations and service delivery enabling them to offer new technology and software solutions directly to clients. It is the cornerstone of their service development and product innovation and also helps them to optimise the development of new workflows and tools, and supports data analytics and project management solutions.
A culture of Innovation is supported by their ideas incubator and innovation company DWF Ventures. DWF Ventures is a wholly owned company, which concentrates on client-focused research and development opportunities, as well as nurturing early-growth services.
DWF is ranked the 11th most innovative legal business in Europe in the 2018 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report. The Financial Times also recognised their CEO of DWF Group Plc Andrew Leaitherland as one of the top ten innovative lawyers in Europe, as a nominee for the Innovative Lawyer Awards in 2018.
Their Insurance division has also won a number of awards between 2016 and 2018 demonstrating its profile in the market and its market-leading use of technology to advise clients and handle claims. Their awards include The British Insurance Awards Outsource Provider of the Year 2018, the Insurance Post Insurance Law Firm of the year 2018, the Scott Awards 2018 (Scotland), the Insurance Times Fraud Prevention Solution of the Year 2018, Insurance Times Legal Partner of the Year 2018 and the Fraud Awards Intelligence and Investigation Awards 2017.
Culture and Values
Their values are at the heart of their culture, providing a clear foundation for their people. Their purpose is to transform legal services through their people for their clients. They believe that their values are integral to the achievement of their strategy. They influence actions and behaviours, complement their strategic direction and support the integration of people that join their business.
- Always aim higher
- Be better together
- Disrupt to progress
- Keep all promises
- Attend to details
The DWF Foundation, founded by DWF has the sole aim of providing funds, resources and support to help our communities achieve their full potential.
The DWF Foundation has one purpose: providing funds, resources and support to help local communities achieve their full potential.
The DWF Foundation supports registered charities with an impact in one or more of the following areas:
- Health & Wellbeing
The Foundation gives grants to initiatives that develop and improve local communities by:
- Tackling a specific community issue;
- Helping voluntary and community groups become more effective and efficient;
- Encouraging the involvement in the community of those too often excluded; and
- Enabling young people to develop skills for the benefit of the community.
Between its launch in December 2015 and April 2019, the DWF Foundation has given over 100 different grants, totalling over £250,000, to a wide range of charitable organisations.
The DWF Foundation is at the heart of DWF, supporting our values and culture of contribution. Each of our offices has its own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee, driving fundraising for the Foundation, and making decisions about local grant giving.
The importance of the Foundation to DWF was cemented in March 2019 when, after DWF's successful listing on the London Stock Exchange, DWF donated 1.8m shares to the Foundation, allowing the Foundation to expand its grant-giving programme in both the UK and internationally.See more