Last week, Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM), one of the UK’s top insurance litigation and risk law specialists, had its Southampton office halved with the resignation of eight partners.
Although all the partners that are set to leave have not been reported yet, Southampton and Bristol head Michael Renshaw is one of the eight.
BLM has publicly confirmed that it “received a number of resignations,” but assures it has “strong relationships with customers currently supported by lawyers in Southampton and have been assured of their continuing support for BLM.”
In February, BLM announced a re-structure of its fraud team from Manchester to Birmingham. This followed the re-election of Mike Brown as senior partner at the start of 2015.
The firm has 13 offices throughout the UK, and its three core locations are London, Manchester and Birmingham. Following its 2014 merger with Scotland based firm HBM Sayers, from 2014 to 2015 BLM saw a 17% rise in revenue to £104.1m.