Ex-Simmons head Dawkins defects to Bingham By Margaret Taylor 27 June 2011 10:12 17 December 2015 14:48 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 27 June 2011 at 16:56 After 28 years, one could say that’s institutionalisation. Yet Dawkins moves to a USA law firm where workplace cultures are renowned as being more aggressive? Not sure if he felt he deserved senior partner status and losing out to Colin Passmore caused him frustration, hence leading to his resignation. Or, if going up against prominent Simmons & Simmons talent in an internal vote was a wise and strategic career move. Considering his second term saw turnover and PEP fall significantly, I think it was an uphill battle to maintain peer confidence and reinstatement. However, given that 25% of his 28 year tenure was as managing partner, I’m really not sure what else he wants to prove. I hope he finds happiness in his new challenges. Reply Link Anonymous 27 June 2011 at 18:15 After many worldwide departures from Simmons & Simmons, the kiss of death from his former managing partner…. Reply Link Anonymous 28 June 2011 at 08:28 I will be surprised if Simmons haven’t lined up a US merger by the end of this year. Reply Link Anonymous 28 June 2011 at 16:42 Merger is always a bad thing during trouble time. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.