National law firm DWF has been recognised as one of Europe’s 50 most innovative law firms by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers 2014 report, published today. The firm has also been commended for its innovative client service and recognised for its innovative approach to encourage diversity.
The independently researched report, published annually in association with RSG Consulting, recognises the lawyers and law firms which are contributing to fresh thinking and innovative practice. It is the only ranking of law firms by innovation.
Commended as one of the ‘Most Innovative Law Firms in Client Service’ DWF has been recognised for its bespoke Crisis Response Service for clients which supports clients across a broad range of industry sectors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, through any type of business crisis. The firm is believed to be the only UK law firm which provides such a comprehensive service encompassing access to legal advice, business continuity planning, reputation management and psychological support for employees.
In recognition of becoming the first UK law firm to achieve 'Proud to be ClearAssured' status and establishing the firm as an inclusive recruiter for disabled talent, DWF has been commended as one of the ‘Most Innovative Law Firms in Diversity’. Developed by The Clear Company, the UK's leading auditors of inclusive recruitment practice, the benchmark helps organisations to identify and remove barriers from their recruitment policy, processes and practices which have the potential to exclude disabled people. DWF is committed to encouraging diversity within the profession.
Andrew Leaitherland, Managing Partner and CEO at DWF, commented: “Disrupting to progress is integral to our strategy at DWF. We’re continuing to make significant investments across the firm, both developing and implementing a number of innovative programmes designed to make DWF a great place to work and to enhance our service delivery, supporting clients in achieving their business objectives. This result is fantastic recognition for the firm and a credit to the hard work and commitment of all those involved.”
The full report can be viewed here www.ft.com/innovative-lawyers.