DWF renames in-house chambers

updated on 29 November 2022

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DWF Group Plc, international provider of legal and business services, has renamed its in-house chambers from DWF Advocacy to DWF Chambers.

The change is reflective of the diverse nature of the team’s work, with a dedicated clerking team, reducing cost and making communication simpler for their clients. Stephen Pritchett, who joined DWF in 2020 to lead the scheme, will remain its head.

He commented: “This new naming convention is vital to making DWF’s in-house alternative to the external Bar and traditional chambers a progressive and accessible option for our clients in a competitive market.”

In contrast to traditional chambers, the in-house environment of DWF’s chambers means members can draw on a broader sector understanding from across the firm. This applies most in the insurance, education and public sectors.

DWF Chambers offers the following services:

  • in-person and remote hearing attendances;
  • drafting pleadings;
  • advisory work;
  • mediations and Alternative Dispute Resolution; and
  • seminars and training.

The team is experienced in an extensive range of personal injury and disease litigation, including high-value catastrophic injury. In addition, through specialist sub-teams, several members of the team have expertise in professional indemnity, commercial litigation, employment and costs.

Sir Nigel Knowles, CEO of DWF, stated: “DWF Chambers, along with our other connected services, is at the forefront of our group differentiated offering, assisting in fulfilling our vision to become the leading global provider of integrated legal and business services. Central to our growth strategy is our approach to sharing opportunities to service clients across our global divisions, sectors and practice groups."