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DWF steps in for Cobbetts

Andrew Leaitherland, managing partner and CEO of DWF
Andrew Leaitherland, managing partner and CEO of DWF
Chris Barry
Chris Barry
Editor, North West

LAW firm DWF has confirmed that it is set to buy ailing rival Cobbetts in a pre-pack deal.

TheBusinessDesk.com revealed on Thursday that Manchester-based Cobbetts, which has more than 500 staff in Leeds, Birmingham, was in financial trouble with debts of £10m and was looking to appoint an administrator. 

Managing Partner and CEO of DWF, Andrew Leaitherland said: “DWF’s plans to grow, in a strategic, targeted way have been clearly set out and this move supports that goal.

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