DWF in Australia expansion drive

first_imgWARD Lawyers is led by managing director Philip GleedThe firm has also hired three principal lawyers in its Sydney office and a supervising lawyer in Brisbane. DWF now has more than 130 people in Australia, including 26 principal lawyers and more than 60 fee earners.DWF confirmed in January it will become the latest in the growing list of legal services businesses to float on the London Stock Exchange. The firm is understood to be hoping to raise between £400m and £600m from an initial public offering.Gleed said: ‘We are excited to be joining DWF and look forward to helping them further build their already fast-growing business in Australia.’Mark Hickey, chair of DWF Asia Pacific, said: ‘This is a major expansion for our business in Australia and especially for our practice in Melbourne. It further establishes DWF as a force in the Australian market, where we are growing at pace and attracting quality people who share our desire to do things differently.’ International firm DWF has expanded in Australia with the appointment of a team of lawyers from Melbourne-based boutique firm WARD Lawyers.Led by managing director Philip Gleed, WARD Lawyers describes itself as a boutique corporate advisory, financial services and real estate law firm. Gleed will become executive head for DWF’s Melbourne office. In total, 23 lawyers and support staff, including seven principal lawyers, will join DWF from WARD Lawyers.last_img read more

Visually-impaired Capiznon shines in prov’l meet

first_img“Yes, being a parent of a specialchild is hard. It entails a lot of sacrifice, sacrifice that I am willing todo,” she added. “Being disabled is not the end, you can still do things. I amglad that my son is not letting his impairment be a hindrance.”/PN It was not the first time for Dionisioto achieve the feat. He also represented Capiz in the WVRAA Meet earlier thisyear. Jettro Alexander de Leon Dionisio, avisually-impaired athlete, is proof to that. He captured three gold medals inthe Capiz Provincial Meet 2019 on Wednesday at the Villareal Stadium here. ROXAS City – For a person with disabilityto do what abled people usually do is already an achievement, but to excel inother fields – such as sports – is what makes him extra special. “He is a premature baby but he isnormal. His brain is normal but he was just visually impaired,” said De Leon,who also shared that, aside from sports, Dionisio was also active in singing. Jettro Alexander de Leon Dionisio “I am here to support him all theway,” Dionisio’s mother Tobee Diaz De Leon told Panay News. “He wants to show that disability is not a hindrance toexcel in sports.” De Leon said Dionisio was blind sincebirth. She gave birth to him at five and a half months. His disability made herlove him more and she also considers him as her “lucky charm.” Dionisio was able to take home goldmedals in the 100-meter dash, long jump and shot put, earning him the ticket torepresent Capiz in the WVRAA Meet Paragames slated next year in Aklan.last_img read more

AST, And CES Respond To Drowning At Johnson Lake

first_imgThe boat drifted away from Thornton and his swimming partner.  Thornton was unable to swim to the boat or make it to shore. Thornton’s body was recovered from the lake by Central Emergency Services dive team where he was pronounced deceased on scene.  Next of kin was on scene and was notified. Neither Alcohol or drugs are suspected.  No Foul play is suspected. Investigation revealed that Nickolas Thornton (24 YOA of Kenai) was swimming near his paddleboat when he removed his life jacket and continued swimming around the boat in the middle of the lake. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On July 23, at 12:54pm,  Alaska State Troopers along with Alaska State Parks and Central Emergency Services responded to Johnson Lake, in Kasilof for a reported drowning.last_img

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Federer Reaches Q’finals

first_imgSix-time Australian Open champion Roger Federer came from behind to reach the quarter-finals in Melbourne with victory over Marton Fucsovics.The Swiss, 38, beat the Hungarian 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-2 and will play American Tennys Sandgren in the last eight.After losing the first set, Federer breezed through the second and third, winning seven successive games. He twice broke Fucsovics in the fourth set before serving out the win on his third match point.Federer battled for more than four hours to see off John Millman in the third round and he looked unsure of the wind conditions on Rod Laver Arena.However, the 20-time Grand Slam champion found his footing and showed some fine touches at the net in the final two sets to reach the quarters.“The morning after the (Millman) match and this morning, I lay in bed and after an hour I was wondering how to get up,” Federer said.“I’m sure I’m going to feel better every day that goes by.“I had a good start to the second set and from then on it got a little bit easier.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more