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Birmingham sets 4 Fountain Court and Coleridge Chambers are set to merge, producing greater competition for the enormous St Philips Chambers and 5 Fountain Court.
The new set will be called Citadel Chambers and will cover crime, civil and licensing work. The heads of the two chambers, Coleridge's Simon Brand and 4 Fountain Court's John Saunders QC, will co-head the new set, which will be formed on 2 January. Nigel Russell, chief executive at 4 Fountain Court, said: "The merged set's paradigm is highly skilled work at low cost. "We've worked together for a number of years in terms of pupil sharing and work referrals, so it is a very complementary fit for us both," he said. "It will give us depth in strength and numbers and give our customers more choices." The merger follows the departure of two senior tenants from 4 Fountain Court. Former head of chambers Richard Wakerley QC became Recorder of Birmingham in May, and John Mitting QC joined the High Court bench in April.