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            Using DWF Resource

            DWF Resource provides high quality, flexible legal services expertise on a short or long-term consultancy basis.

            DWF Resource is changing the way businesses use legal services. We’re leading the way and doing things differently. Within DWF Resource our diverse team of creative, expert professionals offer your business the very best legal services support when, where and how you need it. 

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            Find out more about DWF Resource

            DWF Resource provides multi-disciplinary legal services teams across a range of legal services, including Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Professional Indemnity, Real Estate and Employment law, as well as business services such as Auditing, Forensic Accounting, Loss Adjusters, Claims Handlers, Project Managers and Business Analysts.

            As part of an award-winning, listed legal business, our experts bring commercial insight and a collaborative approach across a range of sectors, including Insurance, Retail, Food, Hospitality and Financial Services.

            Our consultants range from pure legal professionals to all types of freelance consultants, providing legal and business services support.

            We work on a short, long-term or project basis - as part of your in-house or interim team or on a stand-alone project. Working on-site or off-site our approach is distinctively flexible allowing us to respond rapidly to challenges and changes in requirements. Most importantly, you can trust us to deliver the very best expertise in a way that works for you.

            1. DWF Resource provides whatever legal services support you need. You can use our consultants on stand-alone projects, for interim cover or to augment your team during busy periods. 
            2. DWF Resource provides legal services support wherever you need it. On-site or remote support. From Glasgow to London, from Newcastle to Bristol, we have legal and business services professionals that can move quickly to deliver the results you need.
            3. DWF Resource fits into your business. We’ve worked hard to develop ways of understanding your business and legal practices, making it easy to use DWF Resource. You will benefit from our swift and efficient service. From understanding your resource requirements to placing a consultant within your business DWF Resource adds value from day one.
            4. DWF Resource is flexible. We understand that each business and project is different and that’s why we offer both flexible and fixed-fee payment options.
            5. DWF Resource is integrated. We’re proud to be part of one of the most innovative and pioneering legal businesses in the marketplace today. It means our consultants can draw on broad and deep expertise across a range of business sectors and legal disciplines. Your team can grow in size and scope, as your needs develop. 

            Recent examples of legal support:

            • DWF Resource provided a commercial contracts specialist with expertise in the Retail, Food and Hospitality sector to a major luxury beverage manufacturer. They were provided with a two-day turn-around when another provider let the client down at the last minute. The client was delighted we could respond with the right person at such short notice.
            • DWF Resource was appointed to provide a consultant with RFH and sports sector expertise for a three-month project, one day per week for a sports governance body. This was to provide general commercial legal support to the CEO, as well as wider legal support for their in-house team, when they didn’t have the expertise, experience or capacity for particular jobs. This was extended to a longer period, after the initial trial.
            • DWF Resource provided a commercial contracts specialist with expertise in working within the Energy & Industrials sector. This long-running contact has been to provide extra legal support when the in-house team has had capacity challenges. 

            We also use DWF Resource to support our own in-house client teams. Examples of this include:

            • Using a consultant with niche skills in advising major multinational businesses, licensors, service providers, trade associations and industry groupings on strategic contracts, distribution and regulatory, risk and compliance matters, including sensitive cartel investigations, and a very broad range of trading issues.
            • Using a consultant with a background in environmental and energy/regulatory law to provide additional support on nuclear matters.
            • Using a consultant with experience of all aspects of criminal law, including high profile and complex crown court cases, police station attendance and Prison visits, in particular in relation to taking difficult and sensitive witness statements.

            Contact for support

            To enquire about using DWF Resource, please get in touch.


            What is DWF Resource?

            What is DWF Resource?

            DWF Resource is our flexible resourcing service, providing high quality legal services support when and how you need it.

            How do I get the resource / support?

            How do I get the resource / support?

            Simply get in touch with the DWF Resource team who will discuss your requirements and advise what support options we have available.

            How much will it cost me?

            How much will it cost me?

            We will provide you with a fixed cost rate per day or per hour depending on the duration of your requirements.

            How quickly can I get the resource / support?

            How quickly can I get the resource / support?

            Resource can be secured for you as quickly as you need it.

            Contact our DWF Resource Team

            Karen Ainscough

            Karen Ainscough

            Head of DWF Resource

            Nicola Evans | DWF

            Nicola Evans

            DWF Resource Team Leader

            Naomi Farley

            DWF Resource Coordinator

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