07:10, April 19 640 0

2017-04-19 07:10:06
DWF to shut Preston office in Liverpool push

DWF is set to close its Preston office and relocate a six-strong team of partners to launch specialised capability for its motor services in Liverpool.

The entire Preston office, led by partner Nigel Teasdale, will relocate in the next six months to the firm’s Liverpool hub. The existing team includes five other partners; head of credit hire Gavin Perry, and partners James Pinder, Anand Raghupati, Jewels Chamberlain and Steve Hackett.

The firm said that after renewing its office lease in Liverpool, the space is being redesigned “to offer a more contemporary working environment, utilising the latest technology and working practices”.

A spokesperson for the firm told The Lawyer that there would be “jobs for everyone” although it would be up to individual fee-earners, staff and teams to make the decision to move to Liverpool

DWF managing partner Andrew Leaitherland said: “We are creating a strategic centre of excellence for motor work, where best practice is developed and shared across the team and ultimately the entire firm”.

“Bringing our Preston and Liverpool motor work into one location will allow us to create a hub that focuses on quality and excellent client service delivery, with a true understanding and focus on our client needs.”