Business law firm DWF has expanded its asset finance team with the opening of a Birmingham office and recruitment of Joanne Davis.
Davis joins the company as partner from Shoosmiths, where she was head of asset finance, and will lead DWF’s Birmingham asset finance, regulatory and lender service practice.
Davis has 18 years experience in the financial sector, working for former RBS finance division RoyScot Trust, Clarke Willmott and BPE before joing Shoosmiths in 2007.
Andrew Leaitherland, managing partner at DWF, said “Joanne is a great fit with our new national lender services team and client portfolio.
“Her outstanding asset finance and consumer credit regulatory experience will help us build on our impressive commercial offering.”
Leaitherland said a Birmingham office had been a strategic target for DWF, who also have offices in Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Preston, for some time to ensure the business is close to their clients.