A major new law firm launched on 1st May with the merger of Bond Pearce, a major Bristol firm, and Dickinson Dees, from Newcastle, to create Bond Dickinson.
Bond Dickinson will have over 700 lawyers working across real estate, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution and private wealth offering a greatly enhanced capability to its national client base.
The firm’s 1200 staff, including 142 partners, will work across eight UK wide office locations, including a new combined London office.
The firm will focus on seven key sectors at the core of the UK economy. These are energy, transport and infrastructure, retail and FMCG, chemicals and manufacturing, private wealth, real estate and financial institutions.
Jonathan Blair, Managing Partner at Bond Dickinson said:
“The firm is clearly focused on the integration of our teams and maintaining excellent levels of service for our clients. Successful integration will allow us to quickly bring the advantages of the merger home for our clients and, as this merger was driven by clients, our aim as Bond Dickinson is to provide them with the best of both firms.
“Our strategy is firmly based on deep sector expertise and a clear understanding of our clients’ needs. By aligning our merged business to our clients’ industries we help to create highly successful working relationships to which we now bring greater sector insight and wider legal expertise.”
Nick Page, Chairman at Bond Dickinson commented:
“Our new scale will give us the strength and depth along with sector insight to support our clients’ growth plans and will give us a solid platform for further growth and lateral recruitment. 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.
“Our business focus as Bond Dickinson is working with clients in our seven main sectors and supporting our national client base. Our recent appointment to the Network Rail panel as one of only five full service law firms is indicative of our commitment to providing what our clients need and the increased capability we can now offer them as Bond Dickinson.”