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          DWF strengthens commercial practice with partner appointment

          DWF has appointed solicitor advocate Naomi Pryde as partner to head its Scottish commercial litigation team.

          Date: 09/01/2019

          Naomi joins from Dentons UKMEA LLP and specialises in commercial litigation. She has particular experience in complex contract disputes, property litigations and the recovery of assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and her work spans English, Scottish and International markets. She joins a team of 20 litigation professionals based in Scotland. The business recently boosted its Scottish team with the arrivals of finance litigation partner Ricky Cannon and recently appointed solicitor advocate (Scotland), associate Neale Tosh.

          Naomi is an elected Council member of the Law Society of Scotland. She was the first elected member for the Constituency of England and Wales and represents more than 700 qualified Scottish lawyers. She is a qualified solicitor in three jurisdictions: Scotland; England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland, a Notary Public (Scotland), a Writer to Her Majesty's Signet (Scotland) and a Solicitor Advocate (England & Wales). Naomi's existing clients range from FTSE 100, multinational household names from the public and private sector to high net worth individuals. Her wealth of experience as a leading lawyer in the field was recognised at the 2017 "WeAreTheCity" Rising Star awards where she was awarded for her talent and contribution to the legal industry and in particular her ongoing pro bono work.

          Head of Litigation at DWF, Graham Dagnall, commented: "Reforms to litigation in Scotland mean that the market is experiencing the most significant changes in over 100 years. Naomi brings a breadth of cross-border expertise and clientele that will help to continue building DWF's reputation as a leader in the Scottish litigation market, as well as playing a vital role in the wider development of the national practice."

          Naomi Pryde added: "DWF has a strong entrepreneurial culture which will give me an excellent platform and framework from which to develop the firm’s already thriving commercial dispute resolution practice in Scotland. I am keen to further build and develop cross border and international client relationships. I have obtained a wealth of experience working at a global firm and I have a strong knowledge and understanding of what is required in order to further develop an already thriving practice for DWF's clients."

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          Naomi Pryde

          • Partner // Head of Commercial Litigation (Scotland)

          Graham Dagnall

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          Paul Pignatelli

          • Partner // Executive Partner Glasgow

          Wayne Lawrence

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Edinburgh)