We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. Led by Managing Partner & CEO Andrew Leaitherland, we have over 26 key locations and 2,800 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations.
By questioning traditions and thinking beyond conventions, we achieve outstanding levels of innovation. We have received recognition for our work by The Financial Times who named us as one of Europe's most innovative legal advisers, and we have a range of stand-alone consultative services, technology and products in addition to the traditional legal offering.
We're leading the way, in the legal sector, by adding value that goes beyond the traditional legal advisor role though our Connected Services. Connected Services is a division of DWF that contains a range of independent businesses that work alongside, support and deliver products and services to our legal teams and clients. Each of the businesses within the division has been set up to offer a complete service designed to help clients better manage risk, reputation, cost, time and resources.
The business has core strengths in corporate and banking, insurance and litigation, and in-depth industry expertise in eight core sectors, namely energy and industrials; financial services; insurance; public sector; real estate; retail, food and hospitality; technology; and transport and logistics, which underpin its go-to-market strategy. DWF is focused on delivering service excellence to all of its clients in the UK and internationally, which include major household names and FTSE-listed companies such as adidas, Aviva, Babcock, DHL, Royal Bank of Scotland, RSA, Serco, Telefonica, NewRiver Retail, Whitbread and Zurich.
At DWF, we use our values to help define and reinforce our culture and to enable us to recruit, retain and develop the highest quality people. This is reflected in our two year training contract, where our future trainees are made to feel part of the DWF team from the moment of offer. Once within the business, our trainees get a high level of responsibility in terms of legal work and exposure to business development and CSR. There are opportunities to learn from leading legal, technical and sector experts, and all our trainees are supported to go beyond their full potential with a range of training, practical day-to-day working and in-house learning and workshops.