DWF promotions spread evenly in latest round

November 10, 2017 DWF has promoted nine lawyers to partner, effective November 1.

The promotions are fairly evenly spread between the firm’s offices, with London and Liverpool being the only offices with more than one promotion. Birmingham, Brisbane, Leeds, Manchester, and Newcastle each saw one lawyer made up.

The promotion of regulatory partner Damian Hegarty is a display of the success of the the firm’s newly-opened Brisbane office, through an alliance with MVM Legal.

The bulk of the promotions benefit the firm’s insurance practice. All the made up partners in London, Liverpool, and Birmingham will be strengthening the insurance team. Those partners are Paul Donnelly, Giles Kellner, Fiona Matthews, Eileen Pathiraja, and Rhys Sanchez.

Also included in the round are energy partner Christian Hellmund, commercial litigation partner Jonathan Smith, and corporate partner Lisa Stavropoulos.

Complete list of promotions:

Paul Donnelly, insurance, Birmingham
Damian Hegarty, regulatory, Brisbane
Christian Hellmund, energy, Leeds
Fiona Matthews, insurance, Liverpool
Giles Kellner, insurance, Liverpool
Eileen Pathiraja, insurance, London
Rhys Sanchez, insurance, London
Lisa Stavropoulous, corporate, Manchester

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