At DWF we aim to be the change we want to see. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our
colleagues, clients and in our communities. It is what gets us up in the morning!

As a progressive and professional legal business, we play an important role in helping our clients to innovate, grow and prosper.

As the only Main Market listed business in our sector, we have a strong position from which to be a force for good. A proponent for responsible business, DWF is a proud and active member of Business in the Community (BITC) in Scotland (and across the UK) and an early signatory of the Scottish Business Pledge. We are strong advocates for sustainability, social mobility and all aspects of diversity and inclusion, demonstrated by my appointment as Executive Partner for Scotland.

We strive to create an inclusive culture which is underpinned by our values. These provide a clear foundation for our colleagues and are integral to everything we do, influencing our actions and behaviours. Put simply, our values remind us that our business has a wider purpose beyond making
a profit.

I am very proud that our Scottish teams, based in our offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, embrace our purpose and values wholeheartedly. They are generous with their time, energy and money. We have three thriving 5 Star Futures programmes in Scotland with pupils from Govan High School, St Benedict’s High School and Leith Academy, working with our colleagues to unlock their potential by developing
their confidence and employability skills to become more work ready.

Our colleagues also fundraise across the year for the DWF Foundation, an independent charity, founded by DWF in 2015. It has the sole aim of providing funds, resources and mentoring support to help individuals, groups and communities to achieve their full potential. We are delighted that 22 grants have been awarded to charities linked to Glasgow, and twenty-one to charities linked to Edinburgh. Our one-team, full-service approach means that we can help our clients in Scotland, and in collaboration with our teams in the rest of the UK and Ireland, as well internationally.

We’ve listened to our clients and they have told us they want legal and business services delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So, we’ve built our business and designed our range of services to reflect this.

We have three offerings: Legal Advisory, our premium legal advice; Mindcrest, outsourced and process-led legal services delivered at scale; and Connected Services, products and business services that enhance our legal advice by offering innovative products and solutions.

We support our clients to deal with all of the challenges they face in a fastpaced business and legal environment.

An example is our popular Brave New Law programme, an interactive solution-focused programme for in-house lawyers, exploring practical ideas to help with delivering the future of law from a leadership and culture perspective.

Our colleagues are at the centre of everything we do. It’s our ambition to provide an inclusive, rewarding and fulfilling work environment, with routes to develop and the freedom to grow whilst being yourself. So, we are extremely proud to have two recent winners of the Scottish Legal Awards Lawyer of the Year accolade among our Scottish partners.

Naomi Pryde, partner and Head of Commercial Litigation in Scotland, is the current holder and Jill Sinclair, partner and Head of Counter Fraud in Scotland, won this award in 2019. Ultimately, we strive to create a positive impact in all that we do. If you’re inspired by the journey we’re on, why don’t you join us?

Caroline Colliston is executive partner at DWF in Scotland, the global provider of integrated legal and business services. +44 (0)333 320 2220