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DWF adds 200 staff with claims management acquisition

DWF has continued its expansion by acquiring claim managers Triton, saving them from administration. The bolt-on will see 215 members of Triton’s staff join DWF, as the firm continues expanding its fast-growing global insurance practice.

Triton’s pre-existing offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester and Dublin will be absorbed, strengthening DWF’s presence in the UK and Ireland.

DWF managing partner Andrew Leaitherland said: “There are clear synergies between our two businesses in terms of our client bases and industry sector knowledge.

Leaitherland (pictured) added: ‘This acquisition will allow us to diversify our international network while also strengthening some of our key locations in the UK. We look forward to welcoming Triton’s people to DWF.’

DWF has also acquired Triton’s technology business, 3Sixty, as part of the deal. Offering advice to the insurance, legal, logistics and public sectors, 3Sixty will complement DWF’s legal innovation subsidiary 15squared. The two businesses will combine on developing technology for the insurance and health and safety sectors.

The acquisition of Triton follows a pro-active start to 2017 for DWF. The firm announced on 3 January the acquisition of four partner law firm Heenan Paris, its first venture in the French capital.

DWF merged with former German commercial law firm BridgeHouseLaw on 1 January, adding offices in Munich and Cologne to the firms’ European network.

A merger with 20-partner Belfast firm C&H Jefferson in December 2016 saw DWF extend its Northern Ireland presence.