BT agrees legal services partnership with DWF

BT has entered into a partnership with global legal business DWF on the provision of Legal support for claims and real estate matters.

As part of the agreement, BT will transfer staff from its existing in-house insurance claims and real estate legal teams to DWF. The innovative partnership, one of the largest of its kind in the UK, has been agreed for an initial five-year period.

Sabine Chalmers, Group General Counsel, BT, said: “We are transforming and simplifying the way we work across BT - building strategic partnerships will play a big part in this. Our agreement with DWF will ensure we continue to receive outstanding insurance and real estate legal services while partnering with DWF a fast-growing and innovative legal business.”

Andrew Leaitherland, Group CEO of DWF, said: "We are proud to have been selected by BT as a strategic legal partner – this is great recognition for DWF's differentiated offering and our strategy of transforming legal services.

“It provides clear evidence that our compelling global offering of Complex, Managed and Connected Services is resonating with clients."

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For the year ended 31 March 2019, BT Group’s reported revenue was £23,428m with reported profit before taxation of £2,666m.

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