DWF confirms takeover of Newcastle firm Crutes

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  • Goodbye Dickinson Dees, I'm going to start instructing DWF.

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  • Terrific - this has shaken things up in the Newcastle market.

    Crutes have been slowly picking up the better associates in the market (because during the recession the big boys haven't been able to offer them career progression).

    Now they've got the DWF brand I think they'll really take off. I think it's realistic to think that they could overtake Ward Hadaway, Dickinson Dees and Muckle. They might even be able to surpass Eversheds in some areas.

    Great news for the Newcastle market. Just what it needed.

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  • Looking around, there are some very unhappy faces at law firms on the Quayside.

    I think about 4 of the big firms in Newcastle wanted to merge with DWF.

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  • Congratulations Crutes. It's a fitting merger which represent years of delivering good quality legal work.

    I think some of the DWF staff will be surprised just how good some of the Crutes solicitors are.

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  • Crutes are not a Newcastle firm. They are in Gateshead. Up here, it's like the difference between London and Croydon...

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  • Insurence sector has been reducing number of their advisors for 15 years. Some of my colleagues from my Vizards days moved to DWF at the right time. Good luck to them at their london office.

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  • A DD partner overheard earlier today (probably):-

    "I just don't understand it. Why would DWF want to merge with a profitable firm with an appropriate number of partners rather than with us?"

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  • Will John Flynn be parachuted into Crutes?

    Whilst I rate his networking and corporate law skills, he's a very divisive influence in the office. He makes some strange staff choices.

    So whilst I like him, I'm not moving to DWF Newcastle.

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  • Fantastic.

    It's wonderful to have a second top 50 Law Firm in Newcastle.

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  • If you think this is big, just wait until Stacy Solomon and the Quality Solicitors transit van turns up at Dickinson Dees.

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