Last night, DWF was recognised for its exceptional growth at the North of England Excellence Awards, which identifies organisations that achieve and maintain superior levels of performance.
Presented with the Special Award for High Growth, this achievement follows a period of remarkable expansion for the firm through organic growth, strategic mergers, acquisitions and a series of lateral hires.
Earlier this year, the firm announced its 20th year of consecutive growth, achieving a 41 per cent increase in net profit for the financial year ending 30 April 2013. For this period, DWF reported an impressive turnover of £188 million, and the firm’s revenue growth is the highest amongst all UK law firms, having increased by almost 250 per cent over the last five years, from £54 million in 2008. With this success under its belt, DWF achieved its goal of becoming a ‘Top 20’ law firm, two years ahead of target, after being ranked 19th in Legal Week’s UK Top 50 2013.