Regulatory Information : DWF is a collective trading name for the global legal practice and multi-disciplinary commercial business comprising DWF Group plc (incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 11561594 and its registered office at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AG) and all of its subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings (as defined in the UK’s Companies Act 2006, together the Group or DWF) of which, the entities that practise law, are separate and distinct law firms.
DWF Group plc’s ordinary shares are admitted to the premium segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange plc.
DWF maintains professional indemnity insurance which covers all members of the DWF Group from time to time, including (without limitation) DWF LLP and DWF Law LLP and each of their subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings, for acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur. Further details can be obtained from the Director of Risk Management & Excellence, firstname.lastname@example.org the Head of Risk Management, email@example.com
DWF’s lawyers are subject to regulation by the relevant regulatory body in the jurisdiction in which they are qualified and/or in which they practise.
Responsibility for the provision of services to clients is defined in engagement terms entered into between clients and the relevant DWF entity. No DWF entity is responsible for the acts or omissions of, nor has any authority to obligate or otherwise bind, any other DWF entity, save as otherwise expressly agreed in writing.
Communications with us may be monitored or recorded to assist in the improvement of our services.
We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.
In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case or matter to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. If you would like to make a formal complaint about our services provided in England and Wales, then you can read our full complaints procedure here. If you would like to make a formal complaint about our services provided in any location outside England and Wales, please click here. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case or matter.
“DWF” is a registered trademark in the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates. All rights reserved.
DWF currently has 27 offices across 14 jurisdictions and 4 continents. Please refer to our global legal notice here >
1. Contact details
2.1 We are registered under, and process personal data in accordance with, the Data Protection Act 1998.
2.2 This Website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.
3. Personal Information Collected
3.1 It may be necessary for us to collect personal information from you. The types of information collected by us will vary depending on your use of the Website, as described below.
3.2 Newsletters: To subscribe for newsletters and news updates you need to register with us by supplying your name and email address. To unsubscribe, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
3.3 Events Registration: To register as a delegate for an event you must complete a registration form. During registration you are required to give your contact information (name, address, telephone number and email address). This information enables us to process your enrolment online and contact you about the events for which you have expressed interest. You may also elect to provide demographic information (such as company name and position). Provision of such information enables us to provide you with a more personalized experience on our Website. If you elect to pay by credit card, you must provide financial information such as credit card number and expiration date. Credit card orders are processed securely with the use of SSL technology.
3.4 Job Applications: To apply for a position with DWF you are required to give your contact information (name, address, email address and telephone number). This will trigger an email from us to you inviting you to send your curriculum vitae. Any information you send us for the purpose of a job application will be treated by us with the greatest care and for that purpose only.
4. Use of Personal Information
4.1 This information will only be used: for the purpose for which you have provided it and to perform services that you have requested; to communicate with you about your use of the Website and/or changes to the Website; to send you newsletters and updates which you request or which we believe may be of interest to you. If you choose to allow us (by opting-in on the Website), we may also use your information for marketing purposes and to send you e-mails informing you of other company’s services and products.
4.2 If necessary, we may pass your information between our offices. Our offices are listed on this Website and the list is updated as appropriate. We may employ the services of a third party to help us in certain areas, such as website hosting. In some cases that third party may receive your information. However, at all times DWF Law LLP will control and be responsible for the use of your information.
4.3 Apart from the above, we will never pass your personal information to anyone else without your consent unless we are obliged to do so: by law and/or pursuant to government or regulatory requests; by a law enforcement agency requesting it in connection with the commission of any offence (once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request); to protect our users and ourselves or to ensure the proper operation of our systems.
4.4 If your personal information changes or if you no longer wish to receive communication or marketing emails from us, please let us know and we will correct, update or remove your details. This can be done by emailing us at email@example.com
5. Other Information
5.1 We may also collect and disclose aggregate information to third parties. This information will not include data that can be used to identify any individual and is used for statistical analysis and strategic development purposes.
7.2 Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the help menu on your browser. However, if you turn off the cookie function your use of the Website may be impaired.
8. Sale of business
9. Transferring information overseas
9.1 We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties overseas to enable us to perform services requested by you.
9.2 Owing to the global nature of the Internet, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections to ours in place regarding your information and its use as set out in this policy. However, we will do our best to ensure that your personal information is secure.
10.1 As required by the Data Protection Act 1998, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, to prevent unauthorised access. However, the Internet is not a secure environment and we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you send to us.
11. Access rights
11.1 DWF Law LLP is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner with entry number Z7429196 in the Public Register of Data Controllers. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of personal information that DWF Law LLP holds about you. If you wish to make a request please write to DWF Law LLP at the following address: Data Protection Compliance Officer, DWF Law LLP, 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA enclosing a cheque for £10 payable to “DWF Law LLP” in respect of the statutory fee. When writing to us, please state your name and postal address and provide brief details of the information that you require.
11.2 If you believe that any information DWF Law LLP holds about you is incorrect or incomplete please write to the Data Protection Compliance Officer at the above address and we will endeavour to correct any incorrect information as soon as possible.