Brechers trio defect to Mishcons

Three former Brecher & Co property lawyers – two partners and a senior assistant – have joined Mishcon de Reya one week after the merger of Brechers with City firm Nicholson Graham & Jones.

Former equity partner Susan Freeman becomes an equity partner with Mishcons and former junior partner Nick Doffman and senior assistant Ian Paul join as junior partners.

The department will now be eight-strong.

Freeman said: “I am genuinely very excited about this. Mishcons is a lively, entrepreneurial practice, with clients and contacts in common.”

Mishcons approached Freeman around the time it became known she would probably not join the merged firm.

Mishcons partner Anthony Julius said it was an opportunity to pick up good, experienced lawyers in order to broaden the firm's commercial business base.