LIVERPOOL business law firm DWF has announced a merger with a specialist London insurance law firm.
DWF’s deal with Fishburns will bolster its presence in the capital where it will now have a combined team of 288 people. Fishburns also has offices in Bristol and Dublin.
From February 1, the Fishburns business will be known as DWF Fishburns adding a further 210 people to DWF’s 1,780 people nationwide.
The deal furthers DWF’s ambitions to become a top 20 UK law firm and a top three insurance specialist.
Managing partner and chief executive, Andrew Leaitherland, said: “This merger significantly enhances our position in the professional indemnity market.
“Fishburns’ experience enables us to continue our investment in niche practice areas and consequently raise the bar around client delivery.”
Antony Marsh, senior partner at Fishburns, added: “Merging with DWF provides Fishburns with a growth platform that will enable us to build on our already strong professional indemnity offering whilst at the same time providing a wider range of services to our clients.”