DWF Logo


DWF Logo

            DWF marks Australian expansion with Sydney launch

            International legal business DWF hosted a launch event in Sydney to celebrate its growth and investment in the region.

            Date: 05/10/2018

            Almost 200 clients, associates and DWF people attended the Quay Restaurant on Sydney Harbour to network and raise a glass in celebration.

            An innovator in the international legal sector, UK-headquartered DWF has established a strong presence in the Australian market since the business expanded into Sydney in January 2017, following the acquisition of global claims management business, Triton. A subsequent merger with Kaden Boriss brought further offices in Melbourne and Brisbane and most recently, a series of senior hires and a new office led to the establishment of a fourth location in Newcastle, New South Wales.

            Chairman of DWF's Asia Pacific division, Mark Hickey, said: "Australia and the wider Asia Pacific area is a key investment area for the business and we're proud to celebrate the pace of our progression to date as one of DWF's most rapidly-growing international regions."

            Jamie McPherson, Managing Partner of DWF (Australia), said: "Since DWF entered the Australian legal market, we have cemented our reputation as a progressive and forward-thinking legal business. We've disrupted the market, attracting the best legal talent to grow our team here to 100 people and we've expanded our reach with offices in four locations to better serve our clients. It was fitting to thank our clients and colleagues who have supported us on this exciting journey."

            Kirsten Farmer, Executive Partner of DWF's Sydney office, said: "Our Sydney launch event was a timely opportunity to formally mark DWF's rapid expansion across Australia's East Coast and to show our appreciation to our clients for their continued support. It was a pleasure to host so many of our connections and indeed senior colleagues who travelled from our international offices, in such a spectacular setting at Sydney Harbour."

            DWF serves clients Australia-wide, providing specialist, integrated advisory, transactional and dispute resolution services in every Australian jurisdiction.

            Related people

            Mark Hickey

            • Chairman (Asia Pacific)

            Jamie McPherson

            • Managing Director (Australia)

            We use cookies to give you the best user experience on our website. Please let us know if you accept our use of cookies.

            Manage cookies

            Your Privacy

            When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. We mainly use this information to ensure the site works as you expect it to, and to learn how we can improve the experience in the future. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.
            Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change permissions. However, blocking some types of cookies may prevent certain site functionality from working as expected

            Functional cookies


            These cookies let you use the website and are required for the website to function as expected.

            These cookies are required

            Tracking cookies

            Anonymous cookies that help us understand the performance of our website and how we can improve the website experience for our users. Some of these may be set by third parties we trust, such as Google Analytics.

            They may also be used to personalise your experience on our website by remembering your preferences and settings.

            Marketing cookies

            These cookies are used to improve and personalise your experience with our brands. We may use these cookies to show adverts for our products, or measure the performance of our adverts.