Meet some of our people

We stand out from the crowd. We’ve listened to what our clients want from a legal business and that means a groundbreaking combination of legal knowledge, sector specialism and commercial understanding.

Andrew Leaitherland

Managing Partner & CEO

I am the person responsible for bringing the great ideas of our people to life.

Paul Berry

Partner - CEO of Insurance Services

I am the CEO of Insurance Services at DWF.


Hilary Ross

Executive Partner (London) - Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality

Recognised by The Lawyer as one of the UK’s Top 100 lawyers, I advise clients on compliance and challenges across the EU in relation to products, systems and safety.

Jonathan Branton

Partner - Head of EU/Competition

I lead the firm in EU/Competition issues, specialising in behavioural antitrust, merger control, public procurement and State aid, and all related issues of public funding, including the UK’s Regional Growth Fund, ERDF and ESIF. I also head up the firm’s Brussels office and the firm’s cross-discipline Central and Local Government sector group.

Steffan Groch

Partner and Head of Regulatory - Head of Sectors

I head up DWF's national Regulatory team as well as leading the firm’s ‘go to market’ sector expertise. I am also Chair of the UK Health and Safety Lawyers Association.

Our Annual Review 2014-15

Our latest Annual Review focuses on our ambition to create a unique and alternative approach to delivering legal services, which allows us to better understand our clients, engage with our people and do things differently.

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A little more about us


At DWF, our values form who we are, what we do and how we do it.

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Life at DWF

It is important to us that our people are proud of what they do and the business they help to build.