BOND DICKINSON MERGER GETS PARTNER BACKING
12 Dec, 2012
The merger between Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce will go ahead from 1 May 2013 after both firms’ partners voted for the deal. Creating a major new law firm, Bond Dickinson will have an income of approximately £95m, 1200 staff and operations in eight UK wide locations.
Jonathan Blair, managing partner of Dickinson Dees, will become managing partner of Bond Dickinson and Nick Page, chairman of Bond Pearce, will be chairman of the new firm. John Marshall (of Dickinson Dees) and Victor Tettmar (of Bond Pearce) will complete the senior management team.
Jonathan Blair said, “We are delighted that we have reached an agreement to merge. As we said when we announced our discussions, both firms had clearly articulated strategies. Our merger is a major step in the delivery of those plans and our new scale will give us the strength in depth and sector insight to support our clients’ growth plans. The merger will give us a strong base for further growth and lateral recruitment.”
Nick Page added, “Both firms have had a great deal of support and encouragement from their clients during this process. Bond Dickinson will draw on the best of both firms to deliver outstanding client service and build on the great reputation that each has for quality work. We are excited at the new possibilities that our merger offers”
Jonathan Blair confirmed that as part of the merger agreement, the firms have agreed to combine their London offices under one roof in new and larger premises, to accommodate both their existing teams and new recruits.
“Both firms identified early on in our discussions that they shared a similar culture and core values” added Nick Page. “At the heart of Bond Dickinson will be our desire to build on these to create strong relationships with our clients and within the new firm “.