Dundas and Bircham abandon merger talks after failing to win partner backing By Margaret Taylor 10 October 2011 16:30 17 December 2015 14:23 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 10 October 2011 at 18:40 Well someone’s been doing some thinking at last. Top three commercial firm with FTSE client base in Scotland seeks to expand in London; WLTM similar, but smaller, in the City with view to swallowing outright. Obvious answer? Naturally, a firm with excellent private client and Parliamentary practices; a huge public sector clientele; effective, but smallish-ticket corporate capacity and next to no finance expertise. Whoever was responsible for trying to sell that one wants shooting. Reply Link Barry Mafia 11 October 2011 at 10:07 Agree entirely. Dundas was always seen as the market leader in all things commercial and corporate when I was oop North. There’s nothing wrong with Bircham, but it was a bizarre merger proposition. Reply Link Anonymous 11 October 2011 at 14:51 If we look at other sectors (not a bad idea for a bunch of professionals who have pretensions to ‘business advisors’) we might be surprised: some of the most unlikely-looking alliances and partnerships end up being the most successful. If a leadership team has the vision and ambition to create something new, they shouldn’t be ridiculed. How many firms truly live up to their claims of being ‘innovative”? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.