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The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has instructed Belfast solicitor Olivia O'Kane as it seeks to intervene in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) proceedings examining alleged unlawful covert surveillance of journalists by the PSNI. Ms O'Kane, a partner at DWF, has prepared detailed submiss

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DWF has rolled out an AI-powered productivity tool in its Belfast office and plans to make it available to all of its global offices. The firm has embraced Copilot for Microsoft 365, which can summarise emails, generate action points and draft emails, project plans and presentations, following a pil

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Global legal business DWF is again sponsoring Trade NI's annual House of Commons reception, with DWF's chief executive officer Sir Nigel Knowles featuring as a keynote speaker. This afternoon's event will see the launch of a new report, Northern Ireland Building for Success, which has been produced

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DWF has been reappointed to BT Group's legal panel, marking another milestone in its partnership with the multinational telecommunications company. The legal panel will be in place for the next three years and is comprised of 11 firms - a reduction from the previous 15. DWF and the other 10 firms wi

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DWF has appointed Lisa O'Brien, Sarah Falvey and Rory Dunne as senior associates in its insurance, global risks and professional indemnity team in Ireland. The trio have joined the global legal business to supplement the global speciality and financial risks and major injury and casualty practices.

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DWF has added Janet Keane as a new healthcare director to its team in Dublin. With over 15 years of expertise in healthcare law and clinical negligence, Ms Keane joins the global legal business from Callan Tansey Solicitors LLP as a director in DWF's healthcare team, which operates across all f

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Global legal business DWF has announced seven promotions in its Belfast office. As previously reported, partner and Belfast office head Julie Galbraith has been promoted to the rank of managing partner while Orla Hanna has been appointed as a partner in the finance and restructuring team.

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Global legal business DWF has promoted Belfast lawyers Julie Galbraith and Orla Hanna as part of its annual promotions round. Ms Galbraith, a partner in the real estate department and head of the Belfast office, has been promoted to a higher career level within the partnership structure.

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DWF has announced a new partnership with BT to offer aspiring legal professionals the opportunity to qualify in English law while remaining in Northern Ireland. The joint traineeship by DWF and BT Group will enable six graduates to qualify as English solicitors through the Solicitors Qualifying Exam

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DWF has welcomed newly-qualified solicitors Andrew Newell, Anne Kelly, Paula Breen, Shauna Lee Warwick and Sarah Bissett to its Belfast office. Mr Newell and Ms Kelly take up permanent roles following the completion of their training contracts with the firm, while the other three are new joiners, al

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Matheson partner Garret Farrelly and DWF Belfast partner Olivia O'Kane were among lawyers recognised at the 2023 European Legal Awards in Paris this week. Mr Farrelly, partner and head of both Matheson’s energy and natural resources group and projects and infrastructure group, was recognised i

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At least 40 lawyers from DWF are anticipating payouts exceeding £1 million each as the company considers transitioning to private ownership. The London-listed firm is in talks with Inflexion Private Equity about a proposed sale valued around £342m. The potential deal could lead to substa

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Lawyers from DWF's Belfast office will join an event in Westminster today to celebrate the economic success of Northern Ireland over the last 25 years and highlight the opportunities for further growth. The flagship trade NI House of Commons reception will bring together more than 300 business leade

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Global legal business DWF has named five new directors, two new senior associates and three new associates in its Belfast office. Real estate lawyers Kathleen Gillespie and Tomás McLaughlin, dispute resolution lawyer Michelle Cully and defence healthcare lawyer Laura Menary have been promoted

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DWF has been reappointed to Aviva's core legal panel. The firm will provide a broader range of services to meet Aviva's requirements in England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and globally. DWF is one of four firms to be appointed to this panel, significantly reduced from the previous nine-f

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