DWF has appointed Mollie Stoker as Group General Counsel. Mollie will be a member of DWF's Executive Board with a responsibility to provide senior management with strategic legal advice whilst overseeing legal compliance and limiting risk. She will act as counsel to senior management in respect to all M&A activity of the group globally and will also become Company Secretary of the PLC in the event that DWF proceeds with an IPO.
Following on from the introduction of its Trailblazer Legal Apprentice scheme for paralegals in 2016, DWF has introduced a corresponding apprenticeship path for solicitors. DWF is only one of a handful of UK legal businesses to offer the solicitor apprenticeship option, which enables A-level students to take an alternative route into the legal profession.