Bond Dickinson reveals first post merger figures with revenues of £98.3m

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  • Good figures but does anyone know how Bond Dickinson have done?

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  • A ferociously impressive performance that cements Bond Dickinson's position as the Clifford Chance of regional law firms.

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  • Congratulations to BD and, in particular, Jonny Blair.

    It would be good if the Newcastle office could match the performance of the other offices in 2013-2014.

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  • Cue the mocking.....

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  • "A ferociously impressive performance that cements Bond Dickinson's position as the Clifford Chance of regional law firms." LOL

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  • Cue the marketing...

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  • Is Jonny Blair's face a trademark of Bond Dickinsons? If not, it ought to be.

    Well done to everyone at Bond Dickinsons. I'm sure there will be lots of back slapping and sweaty high fives down on Newcastle's quayside tonight.

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  • Categorical proof that Bond Dickinson is now the UK's leading full service law firm.

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  • A stupendous performance from one of the truly great firms.

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  • I suspect the 'marketing' and the 'mocking' maybe the same person.

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  • The faces of Blair, Tettmar, Marshall and Page should be carved alongside the Presidents on Mount Rushmore.

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  • 37 years and three months: the time it will take a Bond Dickinson equity partner to earn as much as Jeff Winn of Winns Solicitors in Byker. Perhaps the snootiness is misplaced?

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  • Turnover of £98.3m from all of thoses offices is not that great.........

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  • Looks like Bond Pearce picked the right mnerger partner - contrast the rapidly dimishing prospects of MMS.

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  • I like Bond Dickinson. They seem more easy going (dare I say it, less arrogant) than Dickinson Dees.

    Jonny Blair is very impressive. Thank goodness he was voted in rather than John Flynn (who is a nice fellow, but wouldn't have been a good leader of the firm).

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  • Their ninth office is the East Coast Mainline. Lots of juicy details to be overheard in those carriages.

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  • If law firms were people, then Bond Dickinson would be Chuck Norris.

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  • If Bond Dickinson has five pounds, and you have five pounds, Bond Dickinson has more money than you.

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  • If Chuck Norris were Bond Dickinson, then the regional legal landscape would be just the same. Bond Dickinson would still be head and shoulders above the rest and the best pound for pound regional heavyweight in the UK

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  • I don't believe in Chuck Norris jokes. I don't need to when Bond Dickinson is there for all to see.

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  • I imagine that Winns Solicitors is a far slicker outfit.

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  • The DD's PR team on form again, so many stupid comments looks silly and a bit desperate.

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  • Re Anonymous 09.31 - Given that John Flynn left Dickinson Dees some two years before the merger, it would have been a strange move to elect him managing partner of the merged firm.

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  • If Bond Dickinson saw you at the gym, they would come over and tell you that they can bench more than you.

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  • Re: Anonymous 16:28,

    If John Flynn had been given the reigns of Dickinson Dees they wouldn't have needed a merger. He was a genius and loved his staff.

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  • Bond Dickinson has many leather bound books and the offices smell of rich mahogany.

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  • If you spell Bond Dickinson wrong when searching in Google, it doesn't offer you the correct spelling. It says "Give in whilst there is still time."

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  • If Bond Dickinson were a man, he would have a voice that would make a wolverine purr and a suit that makes Frank Sinatra look like a hobo.

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  • What all the lawyers that mock Bond Dickinson need to know is that there is no top 50 list of law firms in the Uk. There's just a list of other firms that Bond Dickinson allows to exist. That tolerance won't last forever.

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  • Can I ask what I've missed in terms of the DD/BD negativity? As an in-house lawyer, I've used DD for a few years in various areas and have always been satisfied with the service provided and rates paid. Yes there have been a few minor issues in the past but nothing critical which has made me think to stop using them. We have also used Eversheds, DLA, BLP and CC and I have never felt that the service I was getting at DD was worse than what I was receiving elsewhere. It made sense to use them as the rates have always been good. I'm just wondering reading these various DD and BD articles where all the negativity comes from and if there is anything clients should specifically know about which may affect their judgment to instruct them. I see a lot of negative comments and assume there must be a cause for it but I'm just not sure what that cause is.

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  • If Bond Dickinson were a person, she would have beautiful eyes, and hair that smelt like cinnamon. God bless Bond Dickinson, and all who spend their time in her.

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  • Can I ask what I've missed in terms of the DD / BD negativity? I'm part of the church of Bond Dickinson and I hope they have mercy on the souls of those who gently ridicule their gushing press releases and the hyperbole of their advertising.

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  • To Anonymous in house lawyer at 1.51pm on 7 August.

    You needn't worry. What you are reading are the postings of a small group of (self-evidently) bitter former DD people who appear (a) to hold a grudge against their former firm and (b) to have nothing better to do than to submit these posts. They need to move on. If you have any concerns I suggest that you telephone Cat Griffiths and ask her how many people are involved. You might be pleasantly surprised how small the number is. Bond Dickinson is a good firm full of great people. And no, I am not, and have never been, at Bond Dickinson, Bond Pearce or Dickinson Dees!

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  • To be honest the only difference I see between BD stories and those pour out by other firms is contained within the comments section.

    I just don't understand why this firm attracts so many comments.

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  • To the anonymous marketing person at 6:59,

    How many? Are we talking 10? 15? I know DD burned a lot of bridges in the past with ex-staff but I think most people secretly rather like BD.

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  • The headline is that Bond Dickinson have just achieved record profits.

    Success attracts comments.

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  • I think that all the Dickinson firms should merge with Hill Dickinson, to become become Bond Hill Dicksons Dickinson Dickinson Dickinsons Dickinson Dickinson Dickinson Dickinson Dickinson Dickinson Dickinson Dickinson Malcolm Rowley Neville Robin Taylor Wood Manser Parker Hill. Heh! That would boost their PEP! Then they could have a massive redundancy programme and maybe only Malcolm would be left. Good name for a firm that - Malcolm. Why are so many lawyers called Dickinson? Is it in the genes or something, or is it just Dickensian nostalgia?

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  • Dear anon poster 6.59, 7th August,

    I had assumed the comments section was for comments. In this case many, very positive comments about Bond Dickinson's recent financial results; which are very good.

    I'm ex-DD. I was exceptionally badly treated when I worked there. Details that vindicate me have since become public, but I haven't received an apology for what happened or the rumour circulated about me after I left. That said, I don't resent Dickinson Dees, because what happened wasn't about them. It was the fault of a very small number of individuals - not the firm. I cannot bear a grudge against the whole practice because that would be generalising, in much the same way you have done in your message.

    Phone Cat Griffiths or Mark Kerswell if you need assurance that I've not posted on this topic before / not been posting too many messages (I suspect they have better things to do). Whilst your at it, perhaps you should also take a consistent stand in respect of Eversheds, Cobbetts, College of Law, DLA, DWF and Hill Dickinson (who have been subject of some much harsher comments in recent weeks).

    To those who have been posting. If you are doing this because you don't like the firm, please stop; this action is counterproductive (the story is top of the lists now, giving BD extra publicity). If you like the firm, please be less enthusiastic in your comments (and make fewer Chuck Norris references).

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  • Dickinson Dees solicitors don't read law books - they stare them down until they tell them what they want to know.

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