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David Pickering

Practice Group Partner

Private Client

David is National Head of our Private Client Group. He is a specialist in divorce and family work, renowned nationally for his skills and wealth of expertise.

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Andrew Leaitherland

Managing Partner

As Managing Partner and CEO, Andrew is responsible for implementing the strategic direction of DWF. He has overseen the significant growth of the firm, both in terms of revenue and headcount, over the past five years.

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Nic Crocker

Practice Group Partner

Real Estate

Nic is the National Head of Real Estate. He specialises in property finance, corporate real estate, property developments and portfolio management.

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Stephen Houston

Practice Group Partner

Corporate & Commercial

Stephen is National Head of Corporate and Commercial. He specialises in corporate finance and M&A including stock exchange matters, joint ventures, LLPs as well as complex cross border M&A.

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Kirsty Rogers

Practice Group Partner

People

Kirsty is National Head of the People Group. With expertise in contentious work advising on unfair dismissals, discrimination and whistleblowing, she also provides strategic advice on transformational changes.

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Adam Nell

Director, Construction Group

Real Estate

Adam is a Director in DWF's Construction Group in London, specializing in construction and engineering disputes.

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Andrew Breckenridge

Partner

Banking Litigation

Andrew is a Banking Litigation Partner in our national Litigation team with over 22 years' experience as a commercial litigation solicitor. He is well known in the national banking litigation market and acts for and advises banks and other lenders.
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Graham Dagnall

Practice Group Partner

Litigation

Graham is National Head of Litigation. He has over 20 years of experience in both dispute avoidance and dispute winning and has represented a wide range of both institutional and corporate clients.

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Lesley Smythe

Partner

Family

Lesley is a Partner in the Manchester Family team. She specialises in high net worth divorce for both male and female clients.

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Catherine Williams

Head of People Investment

As Director of People Investment at DWF Catherine is a member of the Board and is responsible for HR Business Partnering, People Policies, Remuneration & Benefits, Organisation & Learning Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.
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Graham Dickinson

Partner

Insurance

Graham heads the Catastrophic Injury team in London. He has led many of the most complex and highest profile litigation cases in recent years on issues ranging from quantum, liability, mediation and jurisdiction.

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Paul Berry

Practice Group Partner

Insurance

Paul is National Head of our 600-strong nationwide Insurance team. The team acts for a variety of insurers, brokers and corporate clients across the full breadth of insurance issues.

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Andrew Gregory

Practice Group Partner

Finance and Restructuring

Andrew is National Head of the Finance and Restructuring Group. He deals with an assortment of insolvency assignments ranging from receiverships, administrations and liquidations.

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Jonathan Edwards

Partner

Banking and Finance

Jonathan is Head of the Corporate Banking team with expertise including acquisition finance, asset based lending, property finance and general corporate banking.

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Andrew Symms

Partner, Real Estate

Construction & Infrastructure

Andrew has over 20 years' experience working on construction projects, both international and domestic, non-contentious and contentious. These projects have ranged from residential and commercial buildings to international sporting venues to power stations, transmission lines and process plants.
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