DWF, Manchester law giant, wins NHS role

Manchester-headquartered international law firm DWF Group plc announced it has been appointed to the NHS Resolution Legal Services Panel.

The appointment will see DWF provide legal services to support the resolution of clinical and non-clinical liability claims.

DWF will provide services under Lot 1 of the framework agreement,” said DWF.

“The agreement will run from 1 March 2022 for a minimum period of three years and accounts for total annual legal services expenditure of c.£188m.”

Glyn Jones, head of the insurance practice at DWF, said:  “We are delighted to have been appointed to the NHS Resolution’s legal services panel.

“This is our first appointment to this panel and we look forward to establishing our relationship with this new client, delivering our recognised high quality and innovative approach to proactively resolving claims in support of NHS Resolution’s strategic aims and providing value for money for the taxpayer.”

The NHS news follows the announcement in December that DWF had been appointed as a supplier on the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Services legal services panel.

DWF Group CEO Nigel Knowles said: “We are proud to have been appointed to the NHS Resolution legal panel and delighted that this builds on other recent successes for DWF.

“We thank our new clients for placing their trust in our excellent teams to provide the support they need.

“Both NHS Resolution and Crown Commercial Services are new wins for DWF.

“They reflect the broad-based strengths in our business, our ability to secure positions on high profile and commercially significant panels and the appeal of our differentiated offering.”