DWF nominated for five national LGBT accolades

National legal business DWF has been recognised with five nominations for this year’s LGBT & Ally executive lists, which are independently compiled by OUTstanding and The Financial Times.

The nominations recognise inspirational role models for their commitment to advancing the diversity agenda and to creating a diverse and supportive working environment for all DWF colleagues.

Managing partner Andrew Leaitherland and family partner Beverley Jones have been nominated for the Leading Ally Executive list, and national head of recoveries David Scottow and recoveries director Neil Jinks have been singled out on the Leading LGBT Executive list. In addition, Paul Maddock, solicitor and chair of the firm’s forward-thinking internal LGBT networking group ‘OutFront’, has been nominated as a Top LGBT Future Leader.

DWF’s OutFront LGBT networking group creates a supportive workplace for its people and helps to raise the profile of the firm’s diversity agenda. In addition, the firm has implemented LGBT Confidential, a private helpline that offers DWF colleagues support and confidence to come out at work.

All nominations will now move into the judging stage and the final list will be announced on the 20th October 2015.

Beverley Jones

Partner - Head of Family Department (Liverpool)

Heading the family team in Liverpool, I am a family and matrimonial expert who deals with all aspects of family law.

Andrew Leaitherland

Partner - Managing Partner & CEO

I am the person responsible for bringing the great ideas of our people to life.

David Scottow

Director - National Head of Recoveries

I am a Senior Director and National Head of Recoveries with almost 40 years’ experience in debt litigation, insolvency and credit management..


Neil Jinks


I am a Director within the recoveries team at DWF. I have over 25 years of experience working in law firms, the credit industry and High Court enforcement sector, managing and developing debt recovery operations and client relationships.