Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has become a member of The Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG), an independent charity that brings business, government and the not-for-profit sector closer together, to learn from each other and co-create solutions.
Established in 1984, WIG believes that solutions to global, national and organisational challenges are inspired by creating opportunities for the right people to be brought together from across all sectors to collaborate with one another.
WBD joins WIG's high calibre membership of circa 230 organisations which includes FTSE companies, all government departments and most of the major agencies and regulators, along with a number of local authorities, universities and not-for-profit organisations.
WIG provides neutral, expert facilitation for constructive engagement between public, private and not for profit sector organisations in order to bring about better informed policy and regulation, solutions to challenges in common, more effective cross-sector partnerships and better leadership.
Nick Barwood, Partner and Board Member at WBD, commented:
"We're delighted to join WIG and look forward to working with the charity and all its members so we can learn from one another, discuss the key issues and challenges we all face and identify the opportunities for working together. As a law firm advising public, private and not for profit organisations across eleven key sectors, we understand the importance for further cross-sector collaborations and WIG provides the perfect platform to build dialogue and enhance learning and understanding."
Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD provides legal expertise from across eight offices in the UK, including London and 19 offices in the US. The firm has a particular focus on eleven key sectors including Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Retail & Consumer, Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Technology and Private Wealth.
WBD also advises many UK Government Departments and Agencies providing a full range of legal expertise across a range of disciplines, including general commercial, litigation, real estate, and employment advice. The firm was appointed in 2017 as a Tier 1 firm under the RM3786 Legal Services Framework by Crown Commercial Service, advising Central Government Departments, Agencies and Arms' Length Bodies.