At DWF we’re known for being one of the strongest in the field, acting for over 30 major clearing banks, building societies, finance houses, leasing and motor companies, factors and invoice discounters as well as business in other sectors requiring asset finance and leasing advice.
Whether acting on contentious or non-contentious matters, our deep expertise sets us apart. We advise on all aspects of lending, security and litigation including consumer credit regulation, wholesale funding, aviation & marine matters, debt sale & purchase, asset, motor & consumer finance collection and recoveries, corporate recovery restructuring and insolvency, asset finance fraud and satisfactory quality dispute resolution.
Increasingly seen as the go to firm for advice on regulatory issues relating to the Financial Conduct Authority, we draw on this specialist work to advise businesses operating in other sectors, such as retail, on consumer credit issues as well as consumer terms.
With a specialist team, located across the UK, we combine extensive sector and legal knowledge with a practical, informative approach. Our clients tell us that our commitment to tailoring our service and prioritising swift, decisive advice and communication, establishes DWF as one of the leading teams in the market.
Compliance with the Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct (PD PAC) remains important for litigants. The delays that may otherwise be incurred whilst a matter is stayed or the sanctions that are applied may be substantial.
FCA & Consumer Credit Regime
As most law firms will know, the SRA has recently withdrawn from regulating consumer credit activity for such firms.
We support you with legal and compliance know how, training and other commercial support including in house client secondments and a compliance audit offering.