Following a thorough internal recruitment process, Michele Cicchetti and Seema Bains as Partner Directors of DWF Group plc. The position of Partner Director is designated by the Board as a Non-independent, Non-Executive Director position. A Partner Director represents the partners of DWF Law LLP and DWF LLP and is therefore a partner shareholder representative on the Board.
Michele Cicchetti, Managing Partner of DWF in Italy, is recognised as a top-rated lawyer with significant experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as banking and finance transactions. His significant experience enables him to assist long-term investors in all phases of the investment cycle – including creation of the appropriate investment structures, the establishment of joint ventures with co-investors to the acquisition, as well as financing, management and sale of assets.
Seema Bains, Partner in the Casualty Team in London, has over 16 years’ experience in defending complex personal injury claims on behalf of insurers, retailers and private individuals. Her experience includes claims involving chronic pain, repetitive strain injuries and bullying and harassment. She also has experience of dealing with fraudulent and exaggerated insurance claims, amputations, significant orthopaedic injuries and brain injury. Additionally she has an interest in retail claims.
At the same time, with effect from 22 October 2020, the Board announced the appointment of Matthew Doughty as Group Chief Operating Officer of DWF Group plc.
DWF, the global legal business, announced its full-year results for the year ended 30 April 2020 with a 10.9% increase in Group revenue from £268.1m1 to £297.2m, despite significant Q4 COVID-19 impact.