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Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce to merge

New top-40 UK law firm to launch in May 2013

7 December 2012

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By Manju Manglani, Editor (@ManjuManglani)

Partners at UK law firms Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce voted today to merge their firms. 

The new top-40 UK law firm will launch on 1 May 2013. Dickinson Dees currently ranks at 58 and Bond Pearce at 57, by turnover.

Bond Dickinson is expected to have a turnover of around £95m from 136 partners, 1,200 staff and eight offices nationwide.

Dickinson Dees' managing partner, Jonathan Blair, will continue in the same role at Bond Dickinson, as will Bond Pearce's chairman, Nick Page.

John Marshall (currently senior partner at Dickinson Dees) will join the new firm as vice chairman, while Victor Tettmar (currently managing partner at Bond Pearce) will take on the position of executive partner.

As part of the merger agreement, the firms will combine their London offices in new, larger premises to accommodate both existing teams and new recruits.

Said Jonathan Blair: “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… will give us a strong base for further growth and lateral recruitment.”

Added Nick Page: “Both firms identified early on in our discussions that they shared a similar culture and core values.” 

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