National business law firm, DWF, has been given the highest score of all top 20 UK law firms (by revenue) for the quality of its legal advice in the Legal Week Client Satisfaction Survey.
The independent survey polled senior decision-makers at FTSE 100, 350, and AIM listed companies as well as the UK's 100 largest privately owned businesses.
DWF scored 9.15 out of 10 for quality of advice, beating magic circle firms including Slaughter & May, Linklaters and Allen & Overy, and was the only national firm to score above nine in any category.
In the last 12 months DWF has significantly invested in its talent pool, attracting 32 lateral hires from firms such as Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Squire Sanders and Eversheds, all of which have expanded the breadth and depth of expertise within the firm.
Andrew Leaitherland, managing partner and CEO at DWF, commented: "These results recognise our significant investment in attracting and retaining the best talent in order to deliver exceptional client care. Thank you to our clients for providing their feedback."
The firm has also been ranked in joint first place of all national firms for service delivery and responsiveness, with a score of 8.5 out of ten. DWF's client's commended the firm for its 'speed and efficiency', in addition to acknowledging the firm's 'knowledge of subject area.'