A crisis can put into jeopardy your reputation, livelihood, key relationships and financial stability. Decisions made in the first hours of a crisis can often have impacts that resound for years. DWF provides early intervention and long-term support, to help protect you and / or your business.
DWF crisis response brings together specialist advisers with detailed knowledge of managing crisis situations. Our experienced global team of lawyers, PR specialists, investigators and clinical psychologists are available 24/7 to offer advice in the immediate aftermath of an incident and to guide you through your crisis.
With offices across the UK and throughout the world, DWF can provide a multi-jurisdictional response to any business crisis.
Crisis situations may vary from organisation to organisation, but whatever situation you might be faced with, our experts can guide and support you.
DWF's top tier ranking Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations team has experienced lawyers across the globe who can help protect you and your business.
After mobilising the initial response team, we will work closely with you to advise you on how to protect your business and its reputation, support your workforce and engage with regulators.
We realise the importance of keeping your business moving forwards following a crisis and can assist you in ensuring business continuity by managing the investigation and actions following a crisis. We understand that crisis situations can be incredibly stressful and emotional for your employees and other stakeholders. Our Crisis Response team can assist you in providing expert help to address psychological trauma.
DWF's crisis response lawyers work alongside specialist lawyers across multiple sectors and service lines. We can provide a full service to you to assist with all aspects of a crisis, not just regulatory investigations.
In a digital world, news travels fast and media attention can generate rapidly and can hugely impact an organisations' reputation. Having experienced PR specialists on hand can immediately contain the media interest and ensure you put forward the right response.
Health and safety regulation is one of our key strengths. We are very well respected and our Chambers' ranking reflects this. We work with many FTSE 100 companies across a diverse range of sectors and have provided expert advice after some of the country's most high profile incidents. We are able to work closely with insured companies to protect their business whilst managing investigations for insurers and closely collaborating with our insurance colleagues on civil matters, to ensure that efforts are not duplicated and interests are protected.
Clients and legal directories place our team as one of the leading firms in this area, and at the forefront of the continually developing area of health and safety defence. DWF RCI is recognised as a Band 1 team, with several of our Partners acknowledged as leading individuals. Our team is ranked as Band 1 within Chambers & Partners in their UK-wide listing for health and safety and we rank again at the top across Legal 500 directories.
'anything that can negatively effect your business', or 'a time of intense difficulty…. when important decisions must be made' or 'a critical event which, if not handled in an appropriate and timely manner, may turn into a disaster or catastrophe'. There is no one definition, but what we do know is that they are never expected, they can be very costly and can have devastating consequences.
DWF is a global legal business providing Complex, Managed and Connected Services. DWF's Tier 1 Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations team provides a first class service through its depth of knowledge and experience of handling some of the country's largest and most complex investigations.
A robust crisis management capability will help protect your organization, reduce the likelihood of a crisis occurring, mitigate the impacts of adverse events, aid recovery, support business continuity and limit damage to your brand and reputation.
Yes. There is no charge for signing up to our Crisis Response service. In exchange we will provide you with the contact details for our service and can discuss your requirements with you. In the event of a crisis, we will provide the first hour free. Funding thereafter is often provided under a policy of insurance or on an agreed basis.
After making the initial call to our Crisis Response service, you will be transferred to one of the specialist Solicitors in the Regulatory, Compliance and Investigation team.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Not only are we on hand when the crisis occurs, but we can assist with all aspects of crisis management. Having a crisis plan in place will allow you to respond immediately and effectively. A crisis will never occur at a convenient moment and knowing how to respond and who will respond in the short, medium and long term will allow for an efficient and managed response.
Yes. We can work with you to develop a crisis plan or review your current crisis readiness plans and can tailor these to your business and carry out training so that your business is prepared for the unexpected.
An unannounced inspection of premises by a competition or criminal regulatory authority is usually the start of a lengthy, complex and potentially damaging investigation.